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 …

Taxation as an alternative measure

Taxation measures were used in the several Member States in the period from 2014 to 2020 and will be used in the upcoming period from 2021 to 2030 since the Member States indicated in their National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) the use of the …

Which Member States use alternative measures?

Member States are compelled to define policy measures to meet the energy savings obligation set in article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED): these snapshots present an overview of the policy mix used by different European countries, reporting to Article 7 for the obligation …

Lifetime of savings

After deciding what amount of energy savings is to be attributed to each individual action, the next step is to establish over what period this action will continue to deliver energy savings. The concept of the ‘lifetime’ of an individual energy-saving action refers to the …

How to best use Article 7 to tackle energy poverty?

Recommendations  The European Commission should revise Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) to require the Member States to assess the distributional equity of their policies. A minimum ringfence of energy savings delivered through energy efficiency obligation schemes (EEOS), and/or specifically designed alternative policy …

Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme in Austria

The EEO scheme in Austria started in January 2015, replacing voluntary agreements with energy suppliers set from 2009. Obligated parties (OPs) must report every year by February 14th the amount of end-use energy delivered to final customers of the previous year. The targets for the …

State Aid and Article 7 EED

This review on offers an overview of how State aid policies are defined on the EU level regarding the energy efficiency measures implementation. The emphasis is on the implementation of EEOS and alternative measures under Article 7 EED and the State Aid regulation. Cases from …