EU Commission Urges Bulgaria to Transpose in Full Energy Efficiency Rules

Bulgaria in EU | October 22, 2015, Thursday // 21:06|  views

The European Commission said on Thursday it has requested 11 member states, including Bulgaria, to bring their national legislation fully in line with the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive.

Under the 2012 directive “member states must achieve energy savings from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020, which they have to do “by using Energy Efficiency Obligations Schemes and/or other targeted policy measures to drive energy efficiency improvements in households, industry buildings and transport”, the EU executive body said.

The directive had to be transposed into national law by 5 June 2014.

The Commission said in a press release it has identified “transposition gaps in the national legislation in Bulgaria, Hungary, and Portugal, which are addressed in additional reasoned opinions sent today.”

In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against member states for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law.

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