The Council reached today a general approach on a proposal for a revised directive on energy efficiency.
The main objective of the proposed directive is to improve the existing provisions and to increase energy efficiency in order to ensure that the European Union's 2020 headline targets and 2030 climate and energy goals are met.
The Council reached a general approach on a proposal for a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings.
The aim of the proposal is to promote energy efficiency in buildings and to support cost-effective building renovation with a view to the long term goal of decarbonising the highly inefficient existing European building stock.
The Council adopted a regulation setting a framework for energy efficiency labelling. The new regulation allows customers to be more aware of the energy efficiency and energy consumption of household appliances, which will help them to reduce their energy costs and contribute to the achievement of the Union's 2020 and 2030 energy efficiency targets.
On 21 June 2017, the Maltese presidency and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on a draft regulation aimed at improving cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws.