A Nordic view on EU Energy Efficiency targets

Energy end use, efficiency and demand response | January 2012 - November 2012

`A Nordic view on EU Energy Efficiency targets´ was a project for the Nordic Council of Ministers Working Group for Energy Efficiency (AGEE), carried out by the Swedish Energy Agency and Ea Energy Analyses.

The aim of the project was to analyse the consequences of an energy efficiency target for 2030 at the EU level, seen from a Nordic perspective, to serve as input to the Nordic ministers. The project included analyses of different target formulations for 2030 and of the consequences of a 2030 target for different sectors.

Stakeholder workshop

A workshop was held in May 2012 as part of the project, involving key stakeholders from Nordic and Baltic energy agencies and institutions. The discussions and recommendations from the workshop served as an important contribution to the project analyses. 

Challenges and desired development paths from a Nordic perspective

A key objective within the project was to see the challenges and desired development paths from a Nordic perspective. Approaching the problem from a Nordic perspective instead of a national perspective made it possible to develop robust recommendations for the EU-level, taken into account the specific national contexts in the Nordic countries, and thus giving the Nordic countries a stronger voice in EU energy policy.