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Energy efficiency obligation schemes – EU retreats from mandatory provisions
Monday, 20 August 2012 06:53


The uniform “white certificates” scheme at the European Union level should not be expected in the foreseeable perspective.


New Energy Efficiency Directive - minimum requirements for energy billing information
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 06:08


The sixth and final trilogue on the proposed Energy Efficiency Directive was held on 13-14 June in Strasbourg. As a result of discussions at the trilogue, a number of compromise elements were put forward. Important changes were also made as regards the previously proposed requirements for energy billing information.


The European Economic and Social Committee’s opinion does not touch the most controversial points of the new energy efficiency draft Directive
Monday, 14 November 2011 20:38


The schedule for further procedure as regards new energy efficiency Directive is following:

24/11/2011   Council: debate or examination expected,

24/01/2012   EP: report scheduled for adoption in committee, 1st or single reading,

17/04/2012   EP plenary sitting (indicative date).


The EESC opinion issued on 26 October 2011 doesn’t, however, positively feed into the resolution of the main dilemmas undermining the initiative concerned.


The Proposal for new energy efficiency directive – some questions as regards early actions at the level of enterprises
Monday, 22 August 2011 06:00


Entrepreneurs who wish to prepare for the implementation of the new energy efficiency directive and become “early movers” or even to establish potential consequences, in particular, costs for adjustment to the prospective provisions, may face some difficulties.

Beneath a few potential dilemmas of crucial importance.


Energy efficiency obligation scheme according to the Proposal for new energy efficiency directive – first impressions
Monday, 04 July 2011 06:00


Must obligated entities finance (and, potentially, to what extent) energy savings among their final customers in order to be able to count these savings towards their obligation?


The Proposal for new energy efficiency directive – mandatory requirements for electricity generation installations
Thursday, 30 June 2011 13:36


Under the influence of the general impression of non-obligatory character of the draft provisions there shouldn’t be omitted some parts of the proposal, which impose rigorous requirements on new and existing electricity generation installations. Moreover, they are formulated in a strict manner and potentially would have significant effect on electricity generation capacities in Europe.


Exclusion from tenders for five years as a consequence of the negative verification of energy savings
Sunday, 14 March 2010 20:12

The draft of a new Polish law on energy efficiency envisages inter alia the framework for the system of “white certificates” that will be issued by the Polish Energy Regulatory Office (URE) and serve as a confirmation of the energy savings as a consequence of energy efficiency improvement measures. But the negative verification of energy savings will be very risky...




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