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Energy Efficiency Directive

Energy Efficiency Directive

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​The new Energy Efficiency Directive, amends and subsequently repeals the Cogeneration Directive (2004/8/EC) and the Energy Services Directive (2006/32/EC) formally adopted by the Council of Ministers and European Parliament in October 2012. This will translate elements of the European Efficiency Plan into binding measures on Member States, including an annual rate of renovation for central Government buildings of 3%; an inventory of central Government buildings with a total useful floor area over certain thresholds; an obligation on public bodies to procure products, services and buildings with high energy efficient performance; obligations on industry relating to energy audits and energy management systems and a common framework for national energy savings obligation schemes equivalent to annual energy savings of 1.5% of energy sales. There is an EU energy efficiency target of 20% energy savings by 2020.

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