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30 November 2016 / article

European Commission presents its “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package

On 30 November 2016, the European Commission presented its “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package. The package contains legislative proposals that aim to boost investments in clean energy related sectors.

European Commission presents its 'Clean energy for all Europeans' package

The tabled package pursues three main goals:

  • Putting energy efficiency first

  • Achieving global leadership in renewable energies

  • Providing a fair deal for consumers

 

Once adopted, the proposals will, inter alia, amend the Electricity Regulation (No 714/2009) (recast), the Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2009/28) (recast) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27). 

The proposed recast Renewable Energy Directive:  

  • reflects the 2030 target for renewable energy (at least a 27% share of renewable energy consumption);

  • includes general principles that Member States should follow when designing support schemes;

  • simplifies administrative procedures e.g. through a one-stop-shop and a time limit for the permit granting process;

  • amends the rules on guarantees of origin;

  • provides Member States with options to increase their share of renewable energy in heating and cooling supply, aimed at increasing the share of renewable energy by 1 percentage point per year in their total supply until 2030; and

  • opens access rights to local district heating and cooling systems for producers of renewables, under certain conditions.

 

The proposed amendments to the Energy Efficiency Directive reflect the new energy efficiency target of 30% in 2030. One of the main changes introduced is the extension of the energy savings requirement to 2030. The proposal requires each Member State to deliver a fixed amount of end-use energy savings over the next 2021-2030 obligation period, which should be equivalent to 1.5% new savings of the annual energy sales to final consumers. The savings requirement can be achieved either through an Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme (EEOS) or alternative measures, or a combination of both. Each Member State should calculate the energy savings requirement by multiplying 1.5% with the energy sales average over the previous three years prior the start of the new period. 

The full text of the legislative proposals is available here.



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