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At the plenary session of this week, the European Parliament
adopted in first reading the Energy Efficiency Directive with 632 votes in
favour, 25 against and 19 abstentions.
You can view the latest version of the directive in
the following link:
The next steps:
The directive will enter into force 20 days after its publication in
EU's Official Journal and member states will have 18 months to transpose it
into their national laws, by Spring 2014.
In April 2013,
member states are due to present their national efficiency programmes. The
European Commission will then evaluate them.
Commission considers that the national energy saving plans are not enough to
meet the 20% energy savings target, it will add to the directive more binding
measures to reach the 20% target.
savings achieved will be calculated as of 2014.
A review of the
Directive will take place in 2016.
The challenges ahead lie now in the implementation of the
legislative text as the Directive leaves a lot of room for manoeuvre to the
Member States. The Commission will try to tighten the text of the Directive
through guidance notes in order to provide some clarity to the text's
ambiguities. UEAPME will provide its input to DG Energy as of this Autumn.
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