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 …

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 …

Cost-effectiveness for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification

Although MRV costs should normally be low relative to the monetary value of the savings being evaluated, they can play a role in the overall costs of a scheme. Decisions on MRV need to be shaped by the balance between the value-added of additional monitoring …

Best practices of the M&V in the EU countries

The analysis of the best practices regarding the existing M&V schemes and coordination mechanism from 2016, conducted through multEE project led to the following policy recommendations: M&V schemes Recommendation 1: Keep political responsibility for designing and Monitoring and Verifying Energy Efficiency policies in the same …