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Contribution to energy related and environmental policies of the EU

  • Enhance energy efficiency policies and performance across Europe
  • Support climate change policies, CO2-reduction targets, EU and national Kyoto-commitments
  • Help environmental protection goals (e.g. less emissions of energy production and usage, less transport impact on environment, healthier environment and housing etc.)
  • Reduce energy import dependence of the EU
  • Create additional dynamics on the technology and service markets
  • Create new jobs in line with the Lisbon Agenda

Supported EU policies

  • Directive on the promotion of End-use efficiency and Energy Services (2006/32/EC),
  • EU Commission’s Green Paper on "“Doing More With Less".
  • Council Directive 92/42/EEC of 21 May 1992 on efficiency requirements for new hot-water boilers fired with liquid or gaseous fuels
  • Directive 97/17/EC of 16 April 1997 implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household dishwashers
  • Directive 98/11/EC of 27 January 1998 imple­menting Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household lamps
  • Regulation (EC) No 2422/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 November 2001 on a Community energy efficiency labelling programme for office equipment
  • Directive on establishing a framework for the setting of Eco-design requirements for Energy using Products (2005/32/EC)
  • Directive on the promotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand in the internal market (2004/8/EC)
  • Directives on biofuels (2003/30/EC and 2003/96/EC)
  • Directive on the energy performance of buildings (2002/91/EC) (EPBD)
  • Renewable Electricity Directive (2001/77/EC)
  • Green Paper- "A European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy"
  • Green Paper on Energy Efficiency (COM (2005) 265),
  • Energy Efficiency Action Plan (COM (2000) 247 final) and the White Paper on Renewable Energy Sources (COM (97) 599 final),
  • White Paper "European Transport Policy for 2010: Time to Decide" (COM (2001) 370)
  • Green paper on security of energy supply (COM (2000) 769)
  • The Biomass Action Plan (COM(2005) 628 final)
  • The support of electricity from renewable energy sources (COM(2005) 627 final)
  • EU climate Change Policy and Kyoto Commitments
  • Lisbon strategy
  • Transport Policy