The Clean Energy for All Europeans package
On November 30 2016, the European Commission released important pieces of European energy legislation in the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package. The package covers energy efficiency, renewable energy, the electricity market, consumers and governance rules for the Energy Union.
This paper analyses the elements in the European Commission’s package related to achieving this vision and highlights missing elements which need to be addressed through the legislative negotiations with the European Council and Parliament. It builds on the BPIE briefing 9 Ways To Make The Energy Performance Of Buildings Directive More Effective. The package is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to propel the EU towards a future-proofed, efficient and sustainable building-stock. The package should enable citizens, owners and tenants to take the right decisions for the buildings they live and work in, create more transparency about energy performance of buildings and related indicators such as comfort and well-being, and provide access to fair and effective financing.