In February, we have submitted our answers to the EU Commission’s public consultation on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). Energy services and their energy management solutions, such as Energy Performance Contracts (EnPCs), which are already key instruments widely acknowledged in the EED, should be better recognised and promoted within the revised RED as well. Besides providing for actual and long-term energy efficiency improvements, their solutions, comprising also waste heat & cold recovery and renewable energy supply, can clearly contribute the achievement of the objectives of the Renewables’ Directive, allowing for a more efficient use of renewables as well.
We thus took this chance to remind our main messages and suggestions for an effective RED review:
- Renewable Energy must be Efficient Energy too
- Decarbonising Heating & Cooling must be a priority