How fuel suppliers fulfill their EEOS and what are the challenges they face?

Case study – ENSMOV project Several Member States have opted in their Energy Efficiency Obligation schemes (EEOs) to include fuel suppliers with the mandate to achieve savings in their final consumers. For the fuel suppliers under EEOs that can operate in the transport, primarily, and …

How to evaluate energy efficiency policy mix?

The EU Directives on energy efficiency such as the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) or the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) trigger a great variety of policies in the EU Member States, but it’s not apriori clear how effective the policies are. That’s why it …

Small scale renewable technologies in Article 7 EED

There are two important aspects of renewable technologies in the Article 7 EED. One is that, while the cumulative end-use energy savings in the first obligation period are based on ‘energy sales to final customers’, the EED deliberately changes the basis for the second and …

Additionality – Guidelines

The basics of Additionality are described in Article 7 Guidelines. Future posts will include more information on how countries are dealing with the challenge of generating and proving additional savings to those coming from other legislation From the Guidelines: The additionality requirement needs to be …

What does materiality in Article 7 EED mean?

This description of materiality from the EC Guidelines will be followed up by examples of problems Member States face, challenges and solutions, in defining materiality of certain measures. To report savings, Member States need to satisfy the ‘materiality’ criterion. The automatic roll-out of EU legislation …

Transport in EED Article 7

Most information on the transport sector in Article 7 EED can be found in the Study on national policies reported in the transport sector under Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive and energy savings potential for the period 2021-2030 by Ricardo Energy and Environment. …

Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme in the EED

Why? Article 3 of EED requires that member states set an indicative national energy efficiency target. This target includes savings delivered by all national and EU-level actions, including new action under other provisions in the Energy Efficiency Directive. The savings can be achieved through different …

Energy efficiency obligation schemes outside of the EU

EEOS exist in other countries of the world and their knowledge and experience is useful for the EU  Member States also. The report EEOs outside the EU identifies the most likely non-EU jurisdictions to provide useful information for EU and MS stakeholders and policymakers, based …

Learn more about the technical aspects of MRV

The difficulty often faced by the Member States on MRV in the context of Article 7 is how to deal with the sometimes complex requirements, without this becoming a burden on time and finances. The technical aspects refer to the specifics of how energy savings …

Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme: insights from Croatia

Croatia uses a combination of the Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme (EEOS) and alternative measures to achieve the energy efficiency target. EEOS was firstly introduced in Croatia in late 2014 with the adoption of the Energy Efficiency (EE) Act. The Act put the obligation to energy …