Planning for the 2023 EED: are EU countries up to the task? Updated analysis, April 2024

Apr 25, 2024 | Latest, Publications

The update of the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) is a pivotal first step to ensuring that the objectives of the Fit For 55 Package and REPowerEU are met and the revised legislation, including the 2023 Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), is correctly implemented. With less than three months left before the deadline to submit the final plans, EU Member States must significantly improve their draft NECP updates, particularly their energy efficiency dimension.

Our new analysis updates and complements our report published in October 2023, which evaluates whether the 15 draft NECP updates submitted by 30 September 2023 adequately reflect selected provisions of the 2023 EED. Our new analysis integrates the evaluation of the remaining draft NECP updates published on the Commission’s website between 1 October 2023 and 31 March 2024.

The main conclusion is that despite the urgency of planning and implementing policies and measures to deliver energy savings, none of the draft NECP updates are fully compliant with the requirements of the new EED. Even more concerning, the 11 plans that were submitted with several months of delay are on average weaker, both in ambition and substance, compared to some of the draft NECP updates that were submitted close to the deadline of the 30 June 2023.


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