One important step in achieving targets for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions (climate neutrality) by 2050, will be to ensure that where energy is consumed, it is consumed in the smartest and most efficient way possible. Energy efficiency is therefore an important tool in reaching our climate targets.
Using finite resources in the most efficient way is a prerequisite for success in our transition towards climate neutrality. Clear and well-defined regulations make it simpler for businesses to make decisions that are the most cost-efficient. The Confederation therefore believes that each EU regulation should focus on its main target, its problematic when different EU directives regulate the same area. The focus of Energy Efficiency Directive should be on increased energy efficiency; requirements by the Commission for renewable energy shares or measures within the circular economy should be addressed in the relevant Directives. It is also important to remove existing overlaps between the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive when addressing heat and ventilation systems.
Please read the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise’s response on the consultation on the evaluation and revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive below.EnergiEnergieffektivitetEnergyClimateKlimatEnergi och klimat