Europe, Webinars | June 22, 2016

Can Europe deliver on energy efficiency? Investigating the effectiveness of Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive

Webinar #3 of the Energy Evaluation Academy. Speakers: Dr. Jan Rosenow (RAP) and Dr. Tina Fawcett (Oxford University).

View the recordings of the webinar here.

Download the slides here.

Article 7 is a key provision of the European Energy Efficiency Directive which established a set of binding measures to help the EU reach its 20% energy efficiency target by 2020. Each Member State has to calculate its own savings target, and demonstrate how it will deliver the target between 2014 and 2020.

This webinar introduced the main features of Article 7, showed how Member States have implemented it, and discussed the challenge of evaluating its impact given the heterogeneity of policy responses.

The webinar concluded with a number of options how a revised Article 7 could be simplified and streamlined, how transparency of implementation could be improved and how Member States could be supported to deliver energy efficiency more effectively.