Country:European Union
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2004
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:
Agency:European Commission, DG Energy and Transport
Legal References:Directive 2004/8/EC on the promotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand

On 26 January 2004, the European Parliament and the Council formally adopted the Cogeneration Directive designed to promote the simultaneous production of electricity and heat in Europe to improve energy efficiency. The Directive does not include production targets, instead obliging Member States to analyse their potential for high- efficiency cogeneration and report to the Commission. Reports must include relevant statistics to enable a clear guaging of progress. Aiming to establish primary energy savings, the Commission has launched a study to ameliorate the implementation of Annexes II and III on efficiency reference values for electricity and heat, as well as on the calculation methodology. The study also provides guidelines for the analysis of the national potential of Member States as required in Annex IV.

This record supersedes:Directive to Promote Cogeneration of Heat and Power (2004/8/EC)

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