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Evaluation of energy efficiency measures for the European Commission

The project

Enerdata – in partnership with Fraunhofer ISI, IEECP, Trinomics, and E3 Modelling – was selected by the Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) of the European Commission to quantify the impact of energy efficiency policies and measures in the European Union.

The study aimed to support recommendations at the level of each Member State to reach the EU’s energy and climate targets.

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Strategic stakes

The European Green Deal, formalising the EU’s ambition to become the first climate-neutral continent, sets energy efficiency as a key pillar to reduce GHG emissions. This has been stated in the form of the Energy Efficiency First Principle. In this context, the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), among others, defines rules and obligations to EU Member States in terms of energy efficiency improvements. In parallel, the Governance Regulation also requires the Commission to issue recommendations to Member States which threaten to derail overall target achievement in the EU. The Commission may issue recommendations to Member States and propose EU measures to ensure the achievement of the Union’s 2030 targets for energy efficiency.

In this context, the EU Commissions needed to develop a robust basis for:

  • Assessing the impacts of its future recommendations to individual Member States
  • Providing recommendations to all MAS
  • And in particular, proposing effective measures at EU level.