The Energy Efficiency Directive aims to help the EU reach its 32.5% energy efficiency target by 2030, which contributes to achieving the greenhouse gas emission reduction goal of 40% by 2030. The Commission has recently put forward proposals to increase this target to 50% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, to ensure the Union is on track to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. For further information on the new target see the 2030 Climate Target Plan.
To achieve these goals, each Member State is required to develop a national long-term strategy on how they intend to achieve their goals by 2050 and a National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) which covers activity up until 2030. In their national long-term strategies Member States outline how they plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, between 2021 and 2050. These national strategies have been developed and communicated to the European Commission in accordance with the Regulation on the governance of the energy union and climate action.
The National Implementation Reports have now been published by the CA EED to capture the current status and the progress towards the implementation of the Directive in each participating country. Within the National Implementation Reports, each Member State has recorded the progress against the EED Articles, including how they have been transposed into national legislation, as well as giving an overview of the non-legislative measures and programmes they have enacted.