Regulations - Directives


In the Directive 2009/28/EC for Renewable Energy and in the Directive 2012/27/EC for energy efficiency the European Commission specified the requirements for the member states that have to be implemented through the national action plans of the countries.

The national renewable energy action plans are expected to describe a detailed roadmap of how each Member State expects to reach its legally binding 2020 target for the share of renewable energy in its final energy consumption.


On 21 December 2018 the revised Renewable Energy Directive (EU) 2018/2001 and the revised Energy Efficiency Directive (EU) 2018/2002  have been published in the EU Official Journal and entered into force on 24 December 2018. The revised Renewable Energy Directive directive establishes a binding EU target of at least 32% for 2030 and Energy Efficiency Directive sets out the 32.5 % goal of energy efficiency savings.

The achievement of the objectives and the set targets of 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy should be carried out through a combination of the Union initiatives and coherent national policies set out in the integrated National Energy and Climate Plans, which cover ten-year periods and provide an overview of the current energy system and policy situation.

The first set of draft plans prepared for the period of 2021 – 2030, outline how to achieve the targets and had to be submitted to the European Commission by 31 December 2018. They set out national objectives for each of the five dimensions of the Energy Union and corresponding policies and measures to meet those objectives. Member States ensure that the integrated national energy and climate plans are consistent with, and contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Member States build upon existing national strategies or plans and also provide opportunities to the public to participate in the preparation of the draft integrated national energy and climate plans, of the final plan well before its adoption, as well as of the long-term strategies.

Source: European Commission - DG ENERGY

Challenges for the CEE-Countries

On 19 March 2018 the 16th Energy Efficiency Coordination Group Meeting (EECG) took place at the Secratariat of the Energy Community in Vienna.

ECS presented the status of implementation of the EECG Work Programme 2017-2018. The  EECG will work more on EPBD implementation, 2030 framework and product regulations. The first EED annual progress reports were submitted by all contract partners, with exception of Albania. Georgia has another EED deadline for adoption (31 December 2018) and has set the 2020 target through the first NEEAP developed in 2017 and pending adoption. The Reports were revised by the ECS and are in line with the provisions of the EED and the template, which distributed in 2017.

Progress on the National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAP)

On 20th December 2017 the 2nd NEEAP was adopted by the Albanian Government and the Secretariat received a Summary version in English. The country is aware of the delay about the EED and the late adoptataion of the NEEAP. Bosnia and Herzegovina also adopted the state-level NEEAP in December 2017, which includes primary savings and EED roadmap are included in the NEEAP.

Bosnia & Herzegovina
Czech Republic
North Macedonia
Slovak Republic

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