Within the Fit for 55 package, the European Commission has published new proposals for the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). Before the proposals are sent to the Council and Parliament for the inter-insitutional dialogue, the Commission has opened a feedback period of 8 weeks where stakeholders can give their input on the new proposals to feed into legislative debate.
For both Directives the feedback input is an open text box with a limit of 4,000 characters, with the possibility to upload an additional document that supports your feedback, with a deadline by 13 September 2021.
Main changes in the EED proposal:
- A new Article 6 mentions that Member States shall ensure that at least 3% of buildings owned by public bodies shall be renovated each year to at least nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEB).
- The annual energy savings obligation for Member States is almost doubled for the period between 2024 and 2030 from 0.8% to 1.5%.
- Higher target for reducing primary energy consumption (39%) and final consumption (36%) by 2030.
Main changes in the RED proposal:
- Higher obligation on Member States to increase the share of renewables in the heating & cooling sector by 1.1% per year.
- For district heating & cooling the annual target for increased shares from renewables and waste heat & cold is increased from 1% to 2.1%.
- Member States have to ensure that third parties who supply energy from renewable sources and waste heat & cold can connect to heating & cooling systems with a capacity of above 25MWth.