Directives and Regulations

EU energy policy is regulated by several directives and regulations. Some targets direct emissions reduction, other regulate indirect emissions reduction, such as the performance of products, buildings and vehicles. Other examples are regulations for monitoring of climate legislation and energy taxation. 

Under the EU Green Deal and the ‘Fit for 55’ package, several policies have been revised or are under revision. E.g. are:

A proposal for a new Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) was published in March 2022, in order improve their circularity, energy performance and other environmental sustainability aspects.

The Energy Labelling regulation was adopted in July 2017, reintroduced the original A–G scale for labelling and introduced a new database (EPREL).

The Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action aims to track progress in the implementation of EU climate legislation, such as the Effort Sharing Regulation and the LULUCF Regulation.