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Renewable energy and energy efficiency - key areas of the Fourth Energy Package9 of March, 2018

The seminar introduces the details of two policy areas (energy efficiency and renewable energy) to the Ministry representatives of Bulgaria and sector experts. The EU considers it important to treat energy efficiency as an energy source in its own right and envisages its decisive role in the transition to a secure and sustainable energy system, claiming that it is one of the most cost effective means of decarbonisation. The proposal to revise the Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU) sets a new, 30 percent binding energy saving target for 2030 at the EU level, signalling a long-term perspective for national policy makers and investors.
The proposed new RES Directive introduces new instruments to achieve the 2030 targets in a more efficient and more market-oriented way as before. For the electricity sector it proposes new competitive rules for RES support, prohibits retroactive changes in the existing support schemes, and sets the timelines for revising the national schemes and the available support budgets.