In March 2015 the European Council agreed an indicative target at EU level of at least 27% for improving energy efficiency in 2030, compared to projections of future energy consumption. This will be reviewed by 2020, having in mind an EU level of 30%. The Council also agreed that these targets will not be translated into nationally binding targets.
The Commission will also be reviewing existing energy efficiency legislation, including the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, with a view to their ongoing contribution to the EU’s energy efficiency targets. Can the Commission confirm that in undertaking these reviews it will:
Not propose extending the existing binding national targets in the Energy Efficiency Directive beyond 2020; and
Base its review of existing energy efficiency legislation firmly on the need to deliver the agreed 27% target alone.