“The energy efficiency target agreed by policymakers does not reflect the current fossil fuel crisis we are living through, the EED became a “paper tiger”” – Verena Bax, Energy Savings Coordinator

At the beginning of 2023, the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) revision was finalised. Despite the revised EED not meeting the right level of ambition to unleash a 1.5°CC compatible future, the revision introduced the first ever binding energy efficiency target by 2030.

With the finalisation of one of the main strands of the Fit for 55 package, CAN Europe’s focus shifted onto the implementation of the Directive to ensure that the requirements related to energy savings in NECPs were updated according to the new minimum requirements of the EED and the Paris Agreement goals. Work also deepened on the topic of sufficiency, where CAN Europe strived to ensure that energy savings and other measures will ultimately support in rolling out an ambitious energy transition that respects the planetary boundaries and leaves no one behind.