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EU Outlook

This section provides an overview of implementation of Article 7, EED from the EU level, in particular drawing on analysis undertaken within the ENSPOL project, but also other sources, including the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre and the Coalition for Energy Savings.

Status quo of Article 7 implementation in the EU

Almost all Member States (MS) have opted for alternative measures: 24 out of 28 MS have relied exclusively on alternative measures, or a combination of alternative with EEOs. The reason for that is the high degree of flexibility of a variety of alternative measures to opt for as well as increased familiarity, since all MS countries have already implemented similar schemes.

The map below presents the current status of implementation of EEOS across the EU. For some MS the development of the details of the planned EEOS are still in progress. 

Puerto Rico

Poland

Pakistan

Philippines

Papua New Guinea

Peru

Panama

Oman

New Zealand

Nepal

Norway

Netherlands

Nicaragua

Nigeria

Niger

New Caledonia

Namibia

Mozambique

Malaysia

Mexico

Malawi

Mauritania

Mongolia

Myanmar

Mali

FYROM

Madagascar

Montenegro

Moldova

Morocco

Libya

Latvia

Luxembourg

Lithuania

Lesotho

Liberia

Sri Lanka

Lebanon

Laos

Kazakhstan

Kuwait

South Korea

North Korea

Cambodia

Kyrgyzstan

Kenya

Japan

Jordan

Jamaica

Italy

Iceland

Iran

Iraq

India

Israel

Ireland

Indonesia

Hungary

Haiti

Croatia

Honduras

Guyana

Guinea Bissau

Guatemala

Greece

Equatorial Guinea

Guinea

Gambia

Greenland

Ghana

Georgia

United Kingdom

Gabon

France

Falkland Islands

Fiji

Finland

Ethiopia

Spain

Eritrea

Egypt

Estonia

Ecuador

Algeria

Dominican Republic

Denmark

Djibouti

Germany

Czech Republic

Cyprus

Cuba

Costa Rica

Colombia

China

Cameroon

Chile

Ivory Coast

Switzerland

Republic of the Congo

Central African Republic

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Canada

Belize

Botswana

Bhutan

The Bahamas

Brazil

Bolivia

Brunei

Benin

Burundi

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Belgium

Bangladesh

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Azerbaijan

Australia

Austria

Argentina

Angola

Armenia

Albania

United Arab Emirates

West Bank

Portugal

Paraguay

Qatar

Romania

Republic of Serbia

Russia

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Solomon Islands

Sudan

Sweden

Slovenia

Slovakia

Sierra Leone

Senegal

Somalia

Suriname

South Sudan

El Salvador

Syria

Swaziland

Chad

French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Togo

Thailand

Tajikistan

East Timor

Turkmenistan

Tunisia

Turkey

Trinidad and Tobago

Taiwan

Tanzania

Ukraine

Uganda

United States of America

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Venezuela

Vietnam

Vanuatu

Yemen

South Africa

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Northern Cyprus

Kosovo

Somaliland

Western Sahara

French Guiana

 

Figure 1: Overall assessment of MS options to achieve savings

The main updates regarding the choices of countries to comply with their Article 7 requirements, as notified by the revised notification reports (submitted November 2014) can be summarized as follows: 

  • Ireland has adopted an EEO scheme in combination with alternative measures.
  • Slovakia chose to comply only through the implementation of alternative policy measures.
  • Lithuania, Estonia updates in their notification report clarify that both countries have opted for a combination of EEO with auxiliary measures. 
  • Luxembourg has opted to comply solely based on an EEO scheme.
  • Finally Greece has decided to implement an EEO scheme, however the contribution to the final saving target has not yet been specified.

Source: ENSPOL report: Alternative schemes to Energy Efficiency Obligations under Article 7 implementation (March 2015, updated February 2016)

Further reference

The Member State notifications relating to Article 7 EED (and in some instances updates to these) are published on the European Commission’s website. Click here  to go to the relevant page.

The European Commission commissioned a study “Evaluating the national policy measures and methodologies to implement Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive”. Ricardo AEA led a consortium (CE Delft and REKK) to undertake the study which was published in March 2015. Click here  to view the full report.

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