Energy Efficiency Directive

The proposed Directive aims at establishing a framework for promoting energy efficiency to ensure that the Union meets its target of 20% primary energy savings by 2020. The proposal includes an obligation for Member States to lay down national energy efficiency targets for 2020 and a set of measures for end-users on the one hand and the energy supply sector on the other.
It contains among others the following elements:
  • requirements for public sector as regards renovation of existing buildings;
  • application of energy efficiency standards for purchasing buildings, services and products;
  • obligation to establish national energy efficiency obligation schemes (regular mandatory energy audits for large companies, requirements for metering and billing of energy);
  • requirements for Member States to adopt national heating and cooling plans (including coherence with spatial planning);
  • obligation to set up an inventory of energy efficiency data for installations combusting or refining fuels.
Rapporteur: Claude TURMES (Verts/ALE, LU)
Shadow Rapporteurs: Markus PIEPER (EPP, DE), Britta THOMSEN (S&D, DK), Fiona HALL (ALDE, GB), Vicky FORD (ECR, GB), Miloslav RANSDORF (GUE/NGL, CZ), Fiorello PROVERA (EFD, IT)
Timetable - 'Energy efficiency, repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC'

12-07-2012 Final vote