It is the placement of the EU Directive 2018/2002 about Energy Efficiency into the national framework and modifies the legislative decree n102 (2014). The Decree outlines measures to improve energy efficiency through incentivise interventions (e.g. access to financial funds) and by establishing energy efficiency regulatory obligations until 2030, such as energy efficiency in buildings and energy savings in the petrol usage in line with the INECP.
All in all the wider objectives of this policy is to promote energy efficiency in all sectors, as a tool for protecting the environment, improving energy security and reducing energy expenditure for families and businesses as well as decarbonise the energy sector.
Energy audits are mandatory to Energy-Intensive companies and sanctions might be imposed to the ones that do not carry out such audits.