Guidebook for strong implementation of the EED
A comprehensive guidebook outlining the necessary steps to implement the Energy Efficiency Directive
The Coalition for Energy Savings is an unprecedented gathering of business, professional, local authorities and civil society organisations that aims to make the case for a European energy policy which places a much greater, more meaningful emphasis on energy efficiency and savings. In particular, it advocates the current 20% energy-saving target to be binding. Moreover, they offer numerous answers to challenges on climate change, energy security, unsightly infrastructure projects, foreign policy issues, economic recovery and quality of life. BPIE has been an advisory member of the Coalition for Energy Savings since 2010.
The Coalition for Energy Savings – with the contribution of BPIE et. al. – developed a comprehensive guidebook outlining the necessary steps to implement the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED, 2012/27/EU). In essence, it offers ways of navigating the Directive.
The purpose of this guide is not to replace fundamental actions, such as a common implementation strategy, but instead to provide valuable and complementary input to the Commission’s work. The guide is also meant to stimulate more transparency of the implementation process and facilitate a better understanding of the complex EU legislation by providing further clarifications, comparisons, recommendations and best practice examples. Moreover, it is intended to support ambitious implementation of the EED in order to achieve the EU’s energy-saving target, and back efforts to increase energy efficiency beyond 2020.