AFEP’s comments and recommendations on this package mainly focus on the revisions of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), the Electricity Regulation and the proposed Regulation on the governance of the Energy Union.
In a nutshell, AFEP call for the following improvements of the Commission proposals:
Ensure a better coordination between the EED and the ETS Directive
Clarify the procedure to set the energy efficiency target after 2030
Maintain the calculation principles of the current Directive
Maintain the current flexibilities to reach the energy saving target and extend the new Renewable Energy Sources (RES) flexibility
Include energy storage as a key part of an optimised distribution and use of energy
Maintain the promotion of high efficiency alternative systems for new and existing buildings
Support green mobility
Promote long-term supply contracts and long-term hedging opportunities to ensure electro-intensive industrial consumers’ predictability
AFEP also welcome the Regulation on Governance of the Energy Union, although it should respect the sovereignty of Member States on their energy mix.