A forward looking Primary Energy Factor for a greener European Future - Joint Industry Association Statement

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Eurelectric co-signed a document on the importance of getting the Primary Energy Factor (PEF) right in the Energy Efficiency Directive. In view of the upcoming trilogue discussions, we advocate for:

  • Deciding on  a PEF of 2.0 for 2020 (when the directive will be implemented nationally), as supported by the Fraunhofer Institutes et.al.’s scientific methodology, prepared for the Commission: a higher PEF incentivises electricity savings over direct fossil savings, acting as a barrier for the decarbonisation of the heating sector.
  • Setting a regular review of the PEF in order to reflect changes in the reality of the energy mix: by 2030 the EU RES share in power generation is projected to be at least 49%. The accelerated greening of the electricity mix justifies a frequent review of the value based on the aforementioned methodology, in order to reflect changes in reality.

See the document here.