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 recognises that energy efficiency must be prioritised to ensure the EU can become climate neutral, while remaining competitive and ensuring that citizens benefit from the transition.
The Energy Efficiency Directive sets the overall energy efficiency framework in the EU and must be strengthened and well implemented. The other elements of the efficiency framework, including the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations, are also crucial to deliver energy savings and contribute to achieving the 2030 energy efficiency target.
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, published on the 14th of July. This includes a proposal to recast the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) considering that a full decarbonisation of the EU economy cannot be achieved without energy efficiency.