Parliamentary questions
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6 September 2016
O-000111/2016
Question for oral answer O-000111/2016
to the Commission
Rule 128
Markus Pieper, on behalf of the PPE Group

 Subject: Joint Research Centre (JRC) study on Energy Consumption and Energy Efficiency Trends in the EU-28 2000-2014

The recently published study by the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) entitled ‘Energy Consumption and Energy Efficiency Trends in the EU-28 2000-2014’ shows that the EU had reached its energy saving target (Article 3 of the Energy Efficiency Directive) for 2020 as early as 2014, thus 6 years early and the year Member States started transposing the directive into national law.

To what extent will the Commission use these results and new data for the upcoming revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive? Was the current Energy Efficiency Directive of 2012 based on an outdated data?

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