Energy efficiency (Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC) European Union 2012

Name of policy The EU Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC)
Jurisdiction Supranational region
Supranational region
Country European Union
Region


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Energy security
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Direct investment
      • Infrastructure investments
      • Procurement rules
  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Monitoring
      • Obligation schemes
        • Codes and standards
          • Building codes and standards
          • Sectoral standards
        • Auditing
          • Other mandatory requirements
          • Information and education
            • Performance label
            • Policy support
              • Strategic planning
              Sector name
              • Electricity and heat
                • Buildings
                  • Heating and cooling
                • Industry
                  Policy description The directive aims to support the 2020 Climate and Energy Package target of 20% energy efficiency increase by 2020.

                  "New national measures have to ensure major energy savings for consumers and industry alike. For example: - energy distributors or retail energy sales companies have to achieve 1.5% energy savings per year through the implementation of energy efficiency measures - EU countries can opt to achieve the same level of savings through other means such as improving the efficiency of heating systems, installing double glazed windows or insulating roofs - the public sector in EU countries should purchase energy efficient buildings, products and services - every year, EU governments will carry out energy efficient renovations on at least 3% of the buildings they own and occupy by floor area - empowering energy consumers to better manage consumption. This includes easy and free access to data on consumption through individual metering - national incentives for SMEs to undergo energy audits - large companies will make audits of their energy consumption to help them identify ways to reduce it - monitoring efficiency levels in new energy generation capacities" (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1399375464230&uri=CELEX:32012L0027)

                  Policy type
                  • Energy efficiency1
                  Policy stringency
                  Implementation state Implemented
                  Date of decision 2012
                  Start date of implementation
                  End date of implementation
                  High impact GHG reduction
                  Impact indicator
                  NameValueBase yearTarget yearComments
                  Energy efficiency improvement target (%)202,020


                  Source or references http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex:32012L0027

                  http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2012:315:0001:0056:EN:PDF http://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/europeanunion

                  http://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/europeanunion/name-42533-en.php?s=dHlwZT1lZSZzdGF0dXM9T2s,&return=PG5hdiBpZD0iYnJlYWRjcnVtYiI-PGEgaHJlZj0iLyI-SG9tZTwvYT4gJnJhcXVvOyA8YSBocmVmPSIvcG9saWNpZXNhbmRtZWFzdXJlcy8iPlBvbGljaWVzIGFuZCBNZWFzdXJlczwvYT4gJnJhcXVvOyA8YSBocmVmPSIvcG9saWNpZXNhbmRtZWFzdXJlcy9lbmVyZ3llZmZpY2llbmN5LyI-RW5lcmd5IEVmZmljaWVuY3k8L2E-PC9uYXY-

                  Supports policies
                  Is supported by policies
                  Comments (background and assessment)
                  Status Final

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