Revised EED: new rules, more savings, higher benefits

Apr 18, 2023 | Latest, Publications

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, the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission agreed on a joint text that strengthens the existing energy efficiency framework, even if not to the level needed to grasp the energy savings potential and deliver its full benefits.

The publication of the recast EED in the EU Official Journal is expected in the summer of 2023. While Member States must transpose the new text into national law within two years of publication, several elements will have to be already included in the draft update of the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) due by 30th June 2023.

This briefing presents an overview of the key EED provisions agreed.


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