On Monday 17 January, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) will publish a special report on the EU's contribution to energy efficiency in businesses.
ABOUT THE TOPIC
Increasing energy efficiency is a key component of the EU's climate change mitigation efforts and its “Green Deal". All sectors of the economy have the potential to contribute to energy efficiency, and businesses are an important part of this effort.
With almost €2.5 billion allocated during the 2014-2020 period, the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund have been the most significant of the EU funds aiming at improving energy efficiency in enterprises.
ABOUT THE AUDIT
Having already looked at energy efficiency measures in energy-intensive industries, buildings and products in recent reports, the EU auditors decided to complement their analysis by assessing the soundness and effectiveness of EU support for energy efficiency investments in businesses.
Through their findings and recommendations, the auditors aim to provide new analytical insights from data on EU co-funded energy efficiency measures.
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The report and press release will be published on the ECA website
eca.europa.eu at 5.00 p.m. CET on Monday 17 January.
The ECA member responsible for this report is Samo Jereb.
The ECA’s special reports set out the results of its audits of EU policies and programmes or management topics related to specific budgetary areas. The ECA selects and designs these audit tasks to be of maximum impact by considering the risks to performance or compliance, the level of income or spending involved, forthcoming developments and political and public interest.