This report highlights the barriers and costs that industrial European companies face while implementing energy efficiency measures to achieve the targets of the European Directive on Energy Efficiency (EED), especially with respect to the targets and policies of Article 7. The report is based on a bottom up study, which takes a market perspective to identify both barriers and...Read more
The overarching objective of EU-MERCI is to grow the energy efficiency in the European industry, by exploiting and expanding the opportunity offered by the Efficiency Obligation Schemes and/or Alternative measures imposed to the Member States (MSs) by the 2012/27/EU Directive and, specifically, by the Art. 7 of the EED: “Energy efficiency obligation schemes”. To this extent, E...Read more
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Why energy efficiency in industry?
The Food&Drink Industry is the largest manufacturing sector in Europe with an annual turnover of €1,048 trillion, half of which is generated by SMEs (49,3%). The sector is a leading employer in the EU manufacturing sector (15.0%) employing about 4.3 million people and is highly fragmented comprising some 287,000 companies (Eurostat). Food production and consumption is resp...Read more