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Report
 European policies on energy
efficiency
EUSEW 2008 – EUFORES
29.01.08
DG TREN D4
Pirjo-Liisa Koskimäki
EUROPEAN
COMMISSION
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Action Plan on Energy Efficiency
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Overview
Adopted 19 October 2006
Integral part of Energy Package of 10 January 2007,
endorsed by Spring European Council
Improving efficiency and realising the over 20% estimated
savings potential in EU annual primary energy
consumption by 2020
Energy efficiency most immediate element of a European
Energy Policy
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Action Plan on Energy Efficiency
6 areas, 10 priorities, 75 actions
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Dynamic energy performance requirements for energyusing products, buildings and energy services
Energy transformation
Transport
Financing energy efficiency, economic incentives and
energy pricing
Changing energy behaviour
International partnerships
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Energy Efficiency legislation
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Directive on energy performance of buildings
Directive on the promotion of cogeneration
Directive for the taxation of energy products and electricity
Directive on energy efficiency requirements for boilers,
refrigerators and ballasts for fluorescent lighting
Directives for labelling of electric ovens, air-conditioners
and refrigerators and other appliances
Regulation of Energy Star labelling for office equipment
Directive on eco-design requirements for energy using
products
Directive on energy end-use efficiency and energy services
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Energy Efficiency legislation in the
pipeline
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New Energy Star Agreement: All central authorities MS must use Energy
Star efficiency levels in their public procurement for office equipment
Comprehensive survey on the implementation of the Framework
Labelling Directive (92/75/EC)
Analysis of possible implementing measures for 20 product groups
under the Eco-design Directive
Green Paper on urban transport including proposal on financing for
market introduction of efficient vehicles
Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2003/96/EC: Adjustment of
special tax arrangements for gas oil used as motor fuel for commercial
purposes and the coordination of taxation of unleaded petrol and gas oil
used as motor fuel
Third internal energy market package including the amendment of
Directive 2003/54/EC and strengthening the requirements on energy
efficiency placed on energy regulators
Communication on a Strategic Energy Technology Plan: The SET Plan
should help to accelerate the development of promising energy
technologies and create the conditions to bring such technologies to the
market
Regulation on emission performance standards for new passenger cars
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Status National Energy Efficiency Action
Plans
Transposing Article 14(2) of ESD
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19 MS have submitted NEEAPs (as of 21 January 2008)
EC has initiated infringement procedures:
» 12 MS received Letters of Formal Notification for failure
to notify NEEAP, 2 MS have since notified
All plans available online:
http://ec.europa.eu/energy/demand/legislation/end_use_en.htm#
efficiency
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