The latest Policy Brief looks at the Energy Efficiency Directive (recast). The proposed energy efficiency recast Directive lays down rules designed to implement the “energy efficiency first” principle across all sectors, remove barriers in the energy market and overcome market failures that impede efficiency in the supply and use of energy. It also advocates for the establishment of indicative national energy efficiency targets between 2020 and 2030.
The Brief presents the main provisions of the EU Commission’s communication, followed by a broader analysis of the main challenges for energy research in the coming years. Despite the attention given to the topic, the level of investments linked to improvements in energy efficiency, especially in businesses, does not reflect its importance. The objective is to suggest pathways that could be explored to maximise the directive’s impact.
Some of the key challenges identified are:
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