|| The report deals with the planned, new Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes (EEOs) within the European Union Member States (MS), as requested for the implementation of the Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive. The MS explored in this report, that have declared their plans to adopt an EEO scheme (often linked to alternative measures) are Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Ireland, Spain and Slovenia. This report is the sequence of the detailed analysis of the already, existing schemes in the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Denmark, Italy and Poland (Part I of ENSPOL deliverable D2.1.1).
The European Commission DG Energy study evaluating the national policy measures and methodologies to implement Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (Ricardo AEA, CE Delft and REKK; February 2015) indicates clearly that “Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes (EEOs) are the most important type of policy measure adopted by MS in terms of energy savings – 40% of the expected cumulative energy savings across all MS are expected to be generated from the implementation of EEOS, far more than any other type of policy measure”.
This report describes the situation in the MS as it was known by December 2014, while few updates are envisaged by the end of 2015.