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EU energy efficiency plan 2011

Energy efficiency is a key component of European Union (EU) energy policy and an effective tool in combating climate change, lowering energy bills and making it less reliant on external suppliers.

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Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Energy efficiency plan 2011 (COM(2011) 109 final of 8.3.2011)

SUMMARY

WHAT DOES THIS COMMUNICATION DO?

It sets out plans that promote an economy that respects the planet’s resources, implements a low-carbon system, improves EU energy independence and strengthens the security of the energy supply.

KEY POINTS

BACKGROUND

This plan forms part of 20-20-20 targets from the EU’s 2020 climate and energy package. The other two targets are to reduce, by 2020, greenhouse gas emissions by 20 % from 1990 levels and to have 20 % of EU energy come from renewable sources.

For more information, see the European Commission’s energy efficiency, eco-design and intelligent energy Europe websites.

KEY TERMS

Split incentives refer to the common situation in which owners and tenants are reluctant to pay for improving the energy efficiency of a property, seeing as the benefits are shared between them.

RELATED ACTS

Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework for the setting of eco-design requirements for energy-related products (OJ L 285 of 31.10.2009, pp. 10-35)

Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC (OJ L 315 of 14.11.2012, pp. 1-56)

last update 27.08.2015

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