The European Commission has requested Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to request that the community energy efficiency regulations be transposed according to the bloc's rules.

The 2012 directive establishes a common framework for measures to promote energy efficiency within the EU in order to ensure the bloc's energy efficiency target by 2020.

In October 2012, the EU agreed that all members are required to use energy more efficiently in all phases of the en...

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