Legislating for energy efficiency

Full implementation of the European Union's new energy-efficiency law faces many hurdles, explains Sonja van Renssen.

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Figure 1: Policy contributions to reach the EU's 20% energy savings target.


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    Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on energy efficiency and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC (in the press); available at http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/eed/eed_en.htm

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    European Commission Executive Summary of the Impact Assessment for an EU Directive on Energy Efficiency (EC, 2011); available via http://go.nature.com/xnHnFZ

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    European Commission Public Consultation on Financial Support for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EC, 2012); available via http://go.nature.com/3jWuWp

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van Renssen, S. Legislating for energy efficiency. Nature Clim Change 2, 568–569 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1637

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