EED recast: Don’t put primary energy in the corner

EED recast: Don’t put primary energy in the corner

The recast of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), currently being negotiated in trilogues, is a crucial piece of legislation to delivering both the Fit for 55 and REPowerEU objectives. It will ensure the acceleration of energy efficiency this decade to improve EU energy independence and reduce the cost of energy for citizens and businesses.

In that context, representatives of both supply and demand side sectors are very concerned that the binding nature of the 2030 EU energy efficiency target in primary energy is being questioned by the Council of the EU in its general approach to the EED. Deprioritising primary energy, by making the EU target indicative, means dismissing the efficiency of the whole energy system and its associated benefits for the environment and economy, such as reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lower energy bills.

Read the full letter sent to Kadri Simson – European Commissioner for Energy, Ebba Busch – Swedish Minister for Energy, Business Industry and Deputy Prime Minister, and Niels Fuglsang – Member of the European Parliament.

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