The principle of subsidiarity and the Proposal for an Energy Efficiency Directive

This memorandum has been prepared in response to some Member States’ arguments against the proposal for an Energy Efficiency Directive and its provisions on efficiency in heating and cooling. It shows that the EU has competence to adopt a Directive on energy efficiency and that such a directive would meet the conditions of the principle of subsidiarity. It also demonstrates that Article 10 on the promotion of efficiency in heating and cooling is not in breach of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and in particular of its Article 194(2).

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Published October 1, 2011
Found in EnergyRule of law