The European Energy Efficiency Directive is now official

The European Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) is now official! This directive has a vital role in reducing energy consumption by 11.7% and cutting carbon emissions by 55% by 2030, aligning with the EU Green Deal's sustainability goals.

Starting next year, data centres in the EU exceeding 500kW will have mandatory reporting obligations for their energy use and emissions. This requirement marks a significant step towards enhancing energy efficiency and transparency. 

EUDCA has been at the forefront of the industry’s effort to make data centers more environmentally sustainable and energy efficient. As co-founders of the Climate Neutral Data Center Pact, we are paving the way for a climate-neutral industry by 2030. The EED is a significant stepping stone to reaching these goals, and EUDCA has provided extensive feedback to European policymakers to ensure the reporting scheme is workable.

Going forward, EUDCA will keep advocating for strengthening this framework by expanding its scope, to cover the most inefficient data centers in our industry, and bring about even more energy efficiency gains.

Already, work is underway with national trade associations and authorities to ensure a high level of ambition is reached throughout Europe.

To read the directive in full please find a link here 

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