How to reconcile support to energy efficiency and state aid regulation


The European Commission Recommendation (2019/1658) on transposing the energy saving obligations under the Energy Efficiency Directive, explicitly warns on the state aid issue in relation to subsidies for building renovation. In this report you can get an overview of how state aid policies are defined as well as examples from member states that will help you getting a better understanding of state aid issues.

Get an overview of alternative measures used in Member States to meet their energy savings obligation


By end of 2019, twelve Member States had responded to energy savings obligation through alternative measures. For example, Germany has launched a competitive funding programme, Sweden and Estonia have chosen energy and carbon taxes, Czech Republic uses pilot calls for financial instruments to support the development of energy saving actions. Learn more on relevant policy measures applied in each Member State, with feedback and lessons learned from national experts and how they could apply to your country.


Tips on how to make existing energy efficiency obligation schemes better: the Irish example


In this interview, Joe Durkan, Programme Manager of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), describes the energy efficiency obligation scheme and alternative measures adopted by Ireland, also explaining how they have been dealing with monitoring, reporting and verification processes. This provides a great example of how a good use of existing technical standard can be critical to succeed with EEO schemes.


How will COVID-19 influence energy efficiency policies in the EU?

Help us shaping our upcoming workshop on the influence of COVID-19 on the policies and implementation of energy efficiency projects in the EU. Take 5 minutes to share your views in this survey and provide your input to the workshop.


Financial aspects of energy policies for EED article 7

How to promote the most cost-effective energy efficiency interventions? How to leverage private investments and facilitate access for the involved parties to the available funds? How to demonstrate the transparency of the selected model and compliance with the state-aid rules? These and other barriers on the financing of the energy efficiency policies faced by Member States have been addressed in this webinar.

Defining the technical aspects of monitoring, reporting and verification systems

How are energy savings measured, recorded and communicated? And how is their compliance verified? In this webinar all main technical aspects related to MRV have been addressed, focusing on two approaches for monitoring energy savings: deemed measures and measured savings. Recording and presentations are available to help policy makers with the thorny issues of MRV.

ENSMOV (Enhancing the Implementation and Monitoring and Verification practices of Energy Saving Policies under Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive - EED) is a 3 years European Union Horizon 2020 project running from June 2019 onwards. The project is led by the Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy ( in the Netherlands.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.840034




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