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Policy Brief November 25, 2020

Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive 3.0: How to maximise the energy efficiency opportunity for climate neutrality

By Marion Santini, Samuel Thomas

In its 2030 Climate Target plan, the European Commission suggests raising the ambition of the EU’s energy efficiency policies to reach climate neutrality by 2050. It mentions the possibility of increasing the energy savings obligations under Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). This paper provides a rationale for increasing the contribution of...

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Report July 28, 2020

Case studies: Minimum energy performance standards for European buildings

By Louise Sunderland, Marion Santini

The European Union has committed to a net-zero economy by 2050. To get there, it must decarbonise the building stock, which accounts for 36% of EU carbon emissions. The current rate of renovation, however, is only one-third of that needed. Even the improvements that are being undertaken are delivering meagre savings of 9% to 17% primary energy. Europe therefore n...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Report June 28, 2020

Filling the policy gap: Minimum energy performance standards for European buildings

By Louise Sunderland, Marion Santini

The European Union has committed to a net-zero economy by 2050. To get there, it must decarbonise the building stock, which accounts for 36% of EU carbon emissions. The current rate of renovation, however, is only one-third of that needed. Even the improvements that are being undertaken are delivering meagre savings of 9% to 17% primary energy. Europe therefore n...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Policy Brief

Response to European Commission consultation on EU strategy for energy sector integration

By Marion Santini, Jan Rosenow

Announced as part of the European Green Deal, the EU strategy for energy system integration aims to better link the different energy sectors in the EU — electricity, gas, buildings, transport, industry — to help them reduce carbon emissions. In May 2020, RAP provided a contribution to the European Commission ahead of the publication of the strategy on 8 Ju...

Demand Response, Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary