EuropeOn, the European association of electrical contractors, represents a sector comprised of 1.8 million professionals devoted to powering a green transition. Our long-term vision for Europe is a climate-neutral and job-driven economy.
Therefore, we welcome the European Commission’s initiative to revisit the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) in order to align them with Europe’s increased climate ambition. We find the timing particularly fit in the context of EU and national recovery plans, the Green Deal and the upcoming COP26.
The Commission’s proposals, released on 14 July, can bring decisive improvements on the road to reaching the 55% GHG emissions reduction target by 2050. We consider that our key asks have been taken into account but that some of them must be further strengthened to be fully effective.
Have a look at EuropeOn’s reaction papers on the Renewable Energy Directive and on the Energy Efficiency Directive.