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Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency

Relevant exerpt from the legal text

Energy efficiency obligation schemes

1. Each Member State shall set up an energy efficiency obligation scheme. That scheme shall ensure that energy distributors and/or retail energy sales companies that are designated as obligated parties under paragraph 4 operating in each Member State’s territory achieve a cumulative end-use energy savings target by 31 December 2020, without prejudice to paragraph 2.

That target shall be at least equivalent to achieving new savings each year from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020 of 1,5 % of the annual energy sales to final customers of all energy distributors or all retail energy sales companies by volume, averaged over the most recent three-year period prior to 1 January 2013.

7. Within the energy efficiency obligation scheme, Member States may:

(a) include requirements with a social aim in the saving obligations they impose, including by requiring a share of energy efficiency measures to be implemented as a priority in households affected by energy poverty or in social housing


Inter-service consultation on the interpretative notes on Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency

Please download HERE the updated version of the interpretative notes on the main provisions of the Energy Efficiency Directive. The internal Commission consultation on these documents is currently ongoing.

This document has been submitted to the Committee on the Energy Efficiency Directive for the information of its members

Turning Policy into Action - How Supplier Obligations were used in the UK?

Turning Policy into Action - How Supplier Obligations were used in the UK?

Depending on how it is transposed, this article could present an opportunity for housing providers. In the UK supplier obligations were used as a way to retro-fit social housing. This could also be an option in your country.