Policy Brief: Energy efficiency directive trilogues

Oct 10, 2022 | Latest, Publications

Consumers, businesses, cities and many countries are taking emergency measures to cut their energy use as to reduce their bills and avoid energy rationing ahead of this winter. But these short-term efforts are not enough. The European Union (EU) must help them by providing a structural answer to skyrocketing energy prices and the energy security challenge.

A strong Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) is the opportunity to put in place a legislative framework that accelerates energy savings in the EU in a well-planned and sustained way. Legislators need to take the EED trilogues very seriously: they must send the signal to EU citizens that, beyond energy sobriety, energy efficiency is the way to go to save energy, lower bills and ensure an independent, inclusive, and climate neutral EU.


Revised EED: new rules, more savings, higher benefits

The ‘Fit for 55 package’ and the REPowerEU plan proposed to upgrade the current Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) to align it with the higher 2030 climate objective and speed up the phase-out of fossil fuel imports from Russia. After almost two years of negotiations,...

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