Energy Efficiency Directive
The Council and Parliament announced on 19 June they had reached a compromise agreement on the amendment to the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (EED). When the Commission published the Proposal in November 2016, the Commission considered it was too soon to review the full directive and focused mainly on the review of the following articles: 1, 3, 7, 9-11, 15, 23 and 24.
The agreement sets a national indicative energy efficiency target of 32.5% for 2030 (with an upwards review clause for 2023). The amendments to the directive aim to ensure the coherence with the internal energy market legislation on gas and electricity and to implement the New deal for energy consumers and the Heating and cooling Strategy.
The final text is expected to be published in the first quarter of 2019.