Following the adoption of the Climate Law and in view of its higher climate ambition for 2030 and 2050, the European Union must revise its energy efficiency rules to make energy efficiency the bedrock of a decarbonised energy system.
Amending the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) is the starting point for the Union to deliver on the necessary reduction of energy demand, to define and operationalise the Energy Efficiency First principle and to set the right policy mechanisms that would address the overall efficiency of the energy supply chain. These are the necessary conditions to achieve a highly efficient and renewable-based energy system in view of the full decarbonisation of our economy.
This paper contains the recommendations of the European Alliance to Save Energy to help making the EED fit for 55% and set the longer track to achieving climate neutrality by 2050.
The recommendations touch upon:
- Energy efficiency targets and the EE1 principle
- Obligations to renovate public and private non-residential buildings
- Public procurement
- Aligning the Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes (EEOS) with 2030 and 2050 ambition
- Energy audits
- Heating and Cooling
- Demand response and efficiency in transformation and distribution networks
- Availability of qualification, accreditation and certification schemes
- Information and training
- Energy services market
- Public funds and other support mechanisms