On 5 April 2016 the JRC presented the interactive and collaborative online European Energy Efficiency Platform. This beta platform is conceived to fill the gap opened by scattered data and fragmented knowledge resulting from a rapidly growing energy efficiency market. It is expected to be both a one-stop shop for information retrieval and a meeting point for experts to exchange data and reduce redundant activities.
Third renewable energy progress reports in the EU (2013-2014)
21 EU Member States have submitted up to now according to Article 22 of Directive 2009/28/EC their third progress reports on renewable energy development in European Union during period 2013-2014. Based on this preliminary results 5 Member States have exceeded in year 2014 their 2020 target on the overall renewable energy share. 10 Member States have exceeded in 2014 their 2020 plan on the renewable energy share in Heating/Cooling sector. In Electricity sector 3 Member States have reported higher shares of renewable energy than what have planned for 2020. Only 2 Member States have exceeded their 2020 plans on the renewable energy share in transport sector. 20 Member States met or exceeded their 2014 planned renewable energy share in the Heating/Cooling sector except France which missed it with 4.1 percentage points. In Electricity sector 14 Member States met or exceeded their 2014 plan on renewable electricity share whereas FR, LT. LU, HU, MT, NL and AT missed it. In Transport sector the 2014 planned shares were met or exceeded in 12 Member States except in BE, DK, IT, LV, LT, PL, PT, RO and UK.
The 21 Member States third progress reports on renewable energy development can be found at European Commission Transparency Platform (https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/renewable-energy/progress-reports ).