Vested interests water down chp cogeneration district heating and energy savings proposal in the new Energy Saving Directive

The intention of the Directive was that Member States shall develop a plan for heating, cooling, and the development of effective national electricity production (CHP)  efficient of district heating and cooling.

Lobbying changed this to Member States were committed to developing costs and benefits analysis of  high efficiency cogeneration, and heating and cooling to determine the potential for growth.

The impact of these changes is that the estimated savings effect of this article effect decreased from 25.0 to 8.3  Mtoe equivalent . This will only lead to further reductions if the review in accordance with this article in December 2015 leads to further action.

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