12 policy recommendations to implement an EED energy savings obligation in a Fit for 55 world
Although the trilogues on Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) recast are ongoing, Member States know that they will have to make their energy efficiency policy measures more ambitious, pivot away from fossil fuel combustion technologies and focus delivery on energy poor households. The 12 policy recommendations in this report flow from the likely shape of a revised EED, aligned with the goals of the Fit for 55 Package, REPowerEU and the EU Save Energy plan, and provide Member States with pointers for the adaptation of their policy frameworks.
With the end of the ENSMOV project approaching, the project coordinator Vlasios Oikonomou, summarizes the project’s key achievements, lessons learned and legacy. He also looks to the future with the follow up ENSMOV Plus project which will start in December and continue the work on article 7 (now article 8) based on solid foundations.
Enhancing implementation, monitoring and verification of Energy Saving Policies under article 7 of the EED
After over 3 years of work the ENSMOV project is coming to an end, at a time when the European Parliament, Council and the Commission are starting the trilogues to raise the EED ambition. In the project’s final conference, the key outcomes of the project were presented and make a comprehensive suite of information, good practices and tools for the implementation of art. 7 EED and support to Member States on monitoring, reporting and verification. Experts and guest speakers discussed the key project findings and recommendations, also covering topics such as energy poverty and additionality in the context of article 7. Recording, presentations and a detailed visual briefing are now available online.
Policy brief: The role of energy efficiency auctions in the energy transition
Energy efficiency auctions are not a common part of energy efficiency policy frameworks. However, Germany recently introduced an auction, Denmark replaced its EEOS with an auction and other Member States expressed an interest in developing auction mechanisms for energy efficiency. Based on a 2021 workshop, this policy brief presents experiences in countries that have employed energy efficiency auctions, assessing their key design features and considering their role in meeting policy objectives in the period to 2030.
Policy guide: The future of Article 7, Status of negotiations
As the European Parliament, Council of the EU and the European Commission are entering into trilogue negotiations for a revised EED, this policy brief compares the positions of the three EU institutions and describes what Member States could already do to prepare for the implementation of the new provisions. Whichever way the negotiations end up, expect increased ambition, a greater focus on tackling energy poverty and limits on the ability to claim savings from fossil fuel combustion technologies.
This report summarizes ENSMOV’s main findings at European Member State level in relation to the implementation of new monitoring, reporting and verification systems (MRV) and measures to implement article 7 of the EED. Country factsheets based on the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and the ENSMOV Knowledge Transfer Platform are presented, providing information on article 7 measures and the status and improvement of MRV. These are complemented by the results of an online survey and interviews to gather feedback and assessments from national experts.
Keep yourself updated on Article 7 of the EED: resources and fora for policy makers and practitioners
The ENSMOV project is coming to an end, but its work and legacy will be taken up by a new exciting Project ENSMOV Plus starting on December 1st and funded by the LIFE Programme.
The ENSMOV key project outcomes will stay accessible in the knowledge transfer platform, which will continue offering EU and national level information to public authorities and other key stakeholders, to support the implementation of energy efficiency policies, including the latest legislative developments, learning materials, webinars and case studies. The online forum and the LinkedIn group will give the possibility to share ideas and have direct support from country experts.
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 (http://www.ieecp.org) in the Netherlands.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.840034