Energy efficiency/management in industry and SMEs leading to more implementation of measures

Energy Efficiency Policies; differences in implementation and execution of the EED - Bridging the gap between institutional investors and industrial energy efficiency opportunities

The European industry plays a crucial role in meeting the 2030 policy objectives. It will not only support the realization of the policies by meeting the obligations set by the policy makers, but will also use creativity and high quality of European products to drive the technology progress in the low-carbon, clean and energy efficient products development.

Effective policy- and regulatory environment will stimulate European industry invest further in innovation and maintaining the leading role in developing and commercializing products fit for the energy, carbon-resilient, economy.

In order to guarantee a level playing field for committed European industry, member states authorities together with industry should work on efficient market surveillance to support both manufacturers as well as end-users to be sure of what their obligations are under the Ecodesign Directive and to guarantee that all products, incl imported, meet the energy performance requirements.  

Energy Efficiency Policies such as the European Energy Directive (EED) can be very useful instruments to realize more energy efficiency in industrial enterprises by aligning strategic management priorities with operational project opportunities. This will also support implementation of BAT (Best Available Technologies) and thereby innovation that will generate value through energy efficiency improvement as well as many other co- benefits.

Implementation of more energy efficiency measures in enterprises will increase their competitiveness by lower operational costs and contribute both to the short term and long-term climate goals (the Paris agreement) and geo-political goals of Europe (less dependency on import of oil and gas).