Planning for the 2023 EED: Are EU countries up to the task?

Oct 19, 2023 | Latest, Publications

With only seven years to achieve the new 2030 EU energy efficiency target, national measures to implement the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) must be put in place without delay to accelerate energy saving actions across sectors.

While the 2023 EED has just entered into force and Member States must transpose the new requirements into national law by October 2025, they should have already started designing additional measures to start implementing the EED in the draft update of their National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

This report thoroughly assesses whether the submitted draft NECP updates correctly reflect the new provisions of the 2023 EED, particularly its Article 3 (energy efficiency first principle), Article 4 (Energy efficiency targets), Article 5 (public sector leading on energy efficiency), Article 6 (exemplary role of public bodies’ buildings) and Article 8 (Energy Savings Obligation).


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