Energy Efficiency – Eligible Buildings
England; Northern Ireland; Scotland; Wales
15 January 2014 in part; remainder 5 June 2014
European Communities Act 197, s 2(2)
SI 2013/3220: An energy saving target of 163.6 gigawatt hours must be achieved in buildings owned and occupied by central government, and must be achieved by 31 December 2020. A duty is placed on the competent authorities to encourage public bodies to develop energy efficiency plans which include specific actions to promote energy efficiency.
These Regulations transpose Article 5 of the Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on energy efficiency.
- set an energy savings target of 163.6 gigawatt hours to be achieved in eligible buildings owned and occupied by central government
- require the Secretary of State to report to the European Commission, on an annual basis, the amount of energy savings achieved in each year of the reporting period of 2014 to 2020
- place a duty on the competent authorities to encourage public bodies to adopt energy efficiency plans
- require the Secretary of State to review the operation and effect of the Regulations and publish a report by 14 January 2019.
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