Energy efficiency 2016: The year of delivery?


The European Commission is preparing a make-or- break “year of delivery” on its flagship Energy Union strategy, with a steady stream of proposals expected in 2016.

One of the legislative packages will deal with energy savings, with a revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and new legislation on heating and cooling expected in the autumn. In the meanwhile, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says efficiency measures should be seen as the “world’s first fuel”.

EURACTIV Institute organised a stakeholder workshop to look forward to the upcoming EU proposals and energy efficiency. Questions included:

  • Where does energy efficiency feature in the Energy Union?
  • Are member states ready to play ball?
  • Is it receiving sufficient political attention
  • How can the EU energy efficiency targets be attained?

EURACTIV also revealed the #EurActory40 ranking of #EnergyEfficiency experts.




Danfoss top three priorities for a successful EPBD revision:

  • Stop wasting energy in buildings with a more effective framework for optimised heating, cooling, ventilation systems
  • Empower people and businesses to control indoor temperature and comfort in homes and offices, and meet individual needs at least cost
  • Match actual with expected energy performance by driving rollout of smart energy monitoring and automated control systems