The Secretariat of Energy Community published a special edition of the Energy Community legal framework focused solely on energy efficiency Energy EE. The publication brings together in one place the legal acts in force, relevant Ministerial Council decisions and procedural acts amending the original EU acquis as well as all implementing directives and delegated regulations on energy labelling currently in force in the Energy Community.
The publication was launched at the 11th meeting of the Energy Efficiency Coordination Group on 1 June in Vienna. The meeting gathered around 60 experts from Contracting Parties and Observers (Armenia, Georgia and Turkey) together with the Energy Community Secretariat, European Commission and donors community to steer the implementation of the energy efficiency acquis.
The experts discussed progress in the development of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs), due by 30 June 2016, and reported on exemplary energy efficiency projects and good implementing practices in the Energy Community. In particular, they shared their experience with respect to the Energy Services Company (ESCO) model. The success of the Regional Energy Efficiency Programme (REEP) for the Western Balkans in its first two years of implementation was also assessed.
The series of energy efficiency events continues in June with a workshop on the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive and options for financing. The workshop is co-organised together with the World Bank.