EAI welcomes the opportunity to respond to the consultation on the Review and the Revision of Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency. Energy Efficiency remains and will continue to remain one of the key instruments in achieving ambitious European climate targets between now and 2030. The EED is an important component of this and the adoption of the Green Deal also gives credence to this.
EAI believes energy efficiency to be one of the key drivers of the EU’s policy objective of carbon neutrality by 2050 and for achieving ambitious interim climate targets before 2050. Addressing the challenges that individual Member States face in meeting the existing target by taking into consideration national circumstances will be a key process of reviewing the EED. To date, the EED has been relatively successful in achieving energy savings but a significant challenge remains to achieve the long-term targets laid out by Europe. We believe that the pursuit of energy efficiency must be a shared goal by society as a whole – citizens, businesses/industry, and institutions.