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Energy efficiency

The EU aims to achieve 20% energy savings by 2020 and at least 32.5% by 2030.

Energy efficiency - targets, directive and rules

The 2012 directive, as amended in 2018, sets rules and obligations for the EU’s 2020 and 2030 energy efficiency targets.

Energy efficient buildings

Making buildings more energy efficient will contribute significantly to the EU achieving its energy and climate goals.

Cogeneration of heat and power

The EU promotes cogeneration in order to improve energy efficiency in Europe.

Energy label and ecodesign

EU labelling and ecodesign rules promote more energy efficient products, helping consumers to save energy and money.


Mobilising private financing for energy efficiency investments.

Heating and cooling

The EU has launched a heating and cooling strategy to address the large amount of energy used by the building sector and by industry.