Energy efficiency target declared by France under the EU Directive (2012/27/EU)

Last updated: 12 September 2019

In 2007, energy efficiency policy was reinforced by Programme Law No 2009-967 of 3 August 2009 on the implementation of the Grenelle Environment Forum. Measures stemming from that law allowed France to set an energy efficiency target under the Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency and involving a reduction of 17% of its final energy consumption by 2020 compared to baseline levels  : this results in a commitment of a level of final energy consumption of 131,4 Mtoe in 2020, and a primary energy consumption of 236.3 Mtoe in 2020 (17.4% reduction of final energy consumption in 2020 compared to a baseline). The calculation methodology is set out in the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (PNAEE) sent to the European Commission in June 2011.

Moreover, France has committed to complying with the terms of the energy-climate package concluded in 2008 and to providing for an improvement in energy efficiency by 20% in the European Union by 2020.

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