On 14 September 2017, the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) published a new "Steering through the maze" guide. The new guide, “Understanding energy efficiency in the European Commission’s Clean Energy Package”, focuses on energy efficiency aspects within the so-called Winter Package.
The new guide helps the reader understand the approval process related to energy efficiency, explaining the main elements of the process and the issues under review on the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) - the two directives that directly relate to energy efficiency and key to meeting the EU savings target. The guide also provides an update on where we are in the approval process and when the final approval is expected.
“eceee has strong views on the role of energy efficiency in the Winter Package and we fear that targets and policies for energy savings will be diluted”, says Nils Borg, eceee’s Executive Director. “However, this guide does not contain any eceee position as such. It is simply aimed to help people understand the process, especially those who are not directly involved in the day-to-day negotiations.”
The “Clean Energy For All Europeans” package includes a series of legislative proposals, and accompanying documents to help the European Union meet its obligations under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. It also proposes a revision of eight existing Directives.
It should be seen in the context of the EU leading the way towards a smarter and cleaner energy for all, to implement the Paris Agreement, fuel economic growth, spur investment and technological leadership, create new employment opportunities and enhance citizen's welfare.
For further information, please visit the relevant eceee webpage at the link below.