Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU—snapshot

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Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU—snapshot

TitleDirective 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC. Consolidated version 26 October 2020
Entry into Force4 December 2012
Transposition Deadline5 June 2014—with the exceptions established in Article 28(1).
AmendmentsCouncil Directive 2013/12/EU of 13 May 2013 adapting Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on energy efficiency, by reason of the accession of the Republic of Croatia. It amended Articles 3(1)(a); 3(2) and 3(3)(d).

Council Directive (EU) 2018/2002 of 11 December 2018 amending Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency—transposition deadline 25 June 2020; specific application date 25 October 2020 (see article 2)
Regulation 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action. Different deadlines apply.
Decision 2019/504 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2019 amending Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency and Regulation 2018/1999 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action, by reason of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the Union (EEA relevance). In force from 30 March 2019, applies from 1 January 2021.
Commission Delegated Regulation 2019/826 of 4 March 2019 amending Annexes VIII and IX to Directive 2012/27/EU on

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