National energy efficiency action plans set out estimated energy consumption, planned energy efficiency measures, long-term renovation strategies, and the improvements that individual EU countries expect to achieve to reach the EU 2020 target of 20%.
Under the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27EU), EU countries must draw up these plans every 3 years and they must report the progress achieved towards their national energy efficiency targets on an annual basis.
The Commission provided a guidance document (SWD (2013) 180) establishing a template for the national energy efficiency action plans.
National action plans and progress reports 2017-2020
The below lists provides links to the EU countries’ current energy efficiency action plans and the most recent annual reports.
2017 Energy efficiency action plan – Brussels region – French version
2017 Energy efficiency action plan – Wallonia – French version
2017 Energy efficiency action plan – national plan – English version
National plans for the EU 2030 target
For the period from 2021-2030, each EU country is required to draw up a 10-year integrated national energy & climate plan (NECP) outlining how it intends to meet the different targets for 2030, including energy efficiency.
In the energy efficiency action plans which EU countries were required to prepare under the Energy Services Directive (2006/32/EC), they described how they planned to achieve a 9% energy efficiency improvement by 2016. The directive was repealed by the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU).
- Report on the implementation of the Energy Services Directive [COM(2013) 938]
- Accompanying Staff Working Document [SWD(2013) 541]
- Implementing Decision establishing a template for National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (2013/242/EU)
- Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU)
- Energy Services Directive (2006/32/EC) – repealed by the Energy Efficiency Directive
- EU targets for energy efficiency
- Energy efficiency directive
- Long-term renovation strategies
- National Energy & Climate Plans (NECPs)