EU Directive on Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Act

The Energy Efficiency Directive (EU/27/2012) entered into force on 4 December 2012 and its amendment (EU/2018/2002) on 24 December 2018. The Energy Efficiency Directive lays down energy efficiency targets at the EU and national level, the national energy saving obligation and measures and obligations to promote energy efficiency. 

The Energy Efficiency Directive was implemented in Finland by the Energy Efficiency Act (1429/2014), which entered into force on 1 January 2015. The energy efficiency agreement scheme also plays an important role in the implementation of the Directive.

Energy Efficiency Directive recast

On 14.7.2021, as part of the so-called fit for 55 package, the Commission submitted its proposal for reforming the Energy efficiency Directive. Link to the web page on the reform of the Energy Efficiency Directive recast.

Further information: pia.kotro(at) and eriika.melkas(at)