newsOnly three European Union member states have made sufficient steps to meet annual energy savings targets under the bloc’s recent revised efficiency law, a report found on Wednesday.

The findings followed a warning by the EU’s executive that more than half of the 28 member states had failed to adopt efficiency standards for buildings, under an additional, buildings performance law. Under the Energy Efficiency Directive, countries have to achieve energy savings equivalent to 1.5 percent of annual consumption from 2014 to 2020.

“Only three plans, Denmark, Ireland and Croatia, out of the 27 published, provide a credible and meaningful case for how the governments will achieve their savings targets,” the lobby group said.

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