12 Sep '12, 10am

I'm not sure how many businesses are aware quite how significant the new EU energy efficiency directive

A wave of new energy efficiency policies are set to be adopted across Europe, after the European Parliament yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favour of demanding new energy efficiency legislation that will require all large businesses to undertake energy use audits. The draft EU energy efficiency directive was approved by 632 votes for to 25 against with 19 abstentions, and is now widely expected to be formally adopted by member states in the next few months. Governments will then have 18 months to transpose the new legislation into national law. FURTHER READING Lord Deben confirmed as Climate Committee chairman Could businesses rescue the UN's carbon offset scheme? The directive is based around demanding new energy efficiency targets for utilities and public sector buildings that will force governments across Europe to develop new policies to drive investment in energy ef...

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