Creating Step Change in Europe’s Energy Efficiency Policies – Recommendations from Regions and their Energy Agencies

While a strengthened regulatory framework will provide a clear direction to Members States, its implementation toward the 2030 targets will depend on effective delivery of technical assistance, practical support and strategic market facilitation. Regions and their Energy Agencies will be essential delivery agents.

While a strengthened regulatory framework will provide a clear direction to Members States, its implementation toward the 2030 targets will depend on effective delivery of technical assistance, practical support and strategic market facilitation. As market facilitators with public mandates, Regional and Local Energy Agencies made the following recommendations:

  • A strengthened a mandate of Regional and Local Energy Agencies as delivery agents of the Energy Efficiency Directive
  • Articles 1 and 3: 40% EU headline with binding national targets
  • Article 5: Wider scope and tools for strengthened enforcement
  • Article 8: Beyond the obligation of energy auditing: embedding energy efficiency in the business model of companies
  • Article 14: Technical assistance programmes for the decarbonisation of heating and cooling at local and regional levels
  • Article 18: Greater focus on market uptake facilitation services
  • Article 20: From project to programme approach

Read the complete set of recommendations here