EU rules on energy efficiency published

The energy efficiency directive will enter force on 4 December following its publication in the EU's official journal. EU states must transpose it by June 2014

The energy efficiency directive will enter force on 4 December* following its publication in the EU's official journal on Wednesday. EU lawmakers reached an agreement on the new law in mid-June.

Member states will have until June 2014 to transpose it into national law. Each year they will have to report on progress towards meeting their efficiency targets. And national action plans must be issued every three years from April 2014.

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