European Commission: new energy efficiency directive

July 22, 2011 at 8:05 am

The European Commission recently published its proposed new Energy Efficiency Directive. Replacing the existing directive, this would add new and stronger incentives for EU member states — including a renewed emphasis on smart meters and smart grids in order to achieve the EU’s 20% conservation target by 2020.

The new directive also establishes a common framework to promote energy efficiency, and to pave the way for further energy efficiency after the target is met.

But so far, the EU is behind on energy efficiency. The EC’s latest estimates suggest that so far the EU would only achieve half its energy conservation target goal by 2020…

Full post: New energy efficiency directive from the European Commission

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Entry filed under: Energy Efficiency, energy policy, Europe, Government, Smart Meters.

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