EU States Face Legal Action Over Energy Efficiency

MORE than two thirds of EU countries face European Commission legal action and possible fines, after failing to translate the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive into national law report EurActiv.

According to EurActiv the 19 member states have missed the deadline by over nine months, despite EU leaders only last week calling for full implementation and enforcement of existing energy efficiency laws all as part of the flagship Energy Union project.

EurActiv say that an EU officials told them that only nine nations had declared they had put the energy directive into national law. 16 have not fully done so, and three have made no progress - their source would not reveal the names of the countries.

The European Commission is due today to take up its legal actions against member states that have not observed EU law, although the above infractions may not be on the agenda, but when it is on the slate it usually results in fines for disobedient states.

Picture of European Commission by Sébastien Bertrand reproduced under CCL.

Thursday 26th March 2015

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