Policy & Regulation

EU negotiations to bridge disputes over Energy Efficiency Directive

The three major EU institutions will hold their first round of negotiations on the draft Energy Efficiency Directive on Wednesday, after member states approved the main elements of the negotiating mandate prepared by the Danish presidency of the EU Council on Tuesday.
By Energy Monitor 10 April 2012 0 8979

The three major EU institutions will hold their first round of negotiations on the draft Energy Efficiency Directive on Wednesday, after member states approved the main elements of the negotiating mandate prepared by the Danish presidency of the EU Council on Tuesday.

The document seen by Energy Monitor recommends lighter obligations and more flexibility for member states than either the Commission’s or the Parliament’s version and practically abandons the 20%  energy savings target already set for 2020.

In the mandate, the Council rejects binding national targets outright. It proposes...