Ensuring a fast, fair and attractive energy transition
Energy efficiency and savings energy bring multiple benefits to the environment and the economy, as well as to businesses and citizens. The European Green Deal recognizes that energy efficiency must be prioritized to ensure the EU can become climate neutral, while remaining competitive and ensuring that citizens benefit from the transition.
To match the increase of the 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target, the overall EU climate and energy framework is being revised with the “Fit for 55” package. This includes the revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) considering the important role of energy savings in delivering GHG emissions cut. In particular, the 2030 Climate Target Plan underlines that the current 2030 target of 32.5% reduction of energy demand will need to be revised upwards to contribute to higher climate ambitions.
While the EED is central to deliver energy savings, the overall energy efficiency legislative framework is extremely important and must be strengthened and well implemented; this includes the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulation.