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A specific consultation mechanism with Member States experts from the defence sector based on the model of the existing Concerted Actions and set up by the Commission Communication COM(2013) 542 final of 24 July 2013[[""Towards a more competitive and efficient defence and security sector"" http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52013DC0542&from=EN]] and confirmed in the Commission Report COM(2014) 387 final of 24 June 2014[[""A New Deal for European Defence - Implementation Roadmap for Communication COM (2013) 542; Towards a more competitive and efficient defence and security sector"" http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52014DC0387&from=EN)]]. This mechanism will focus on a) energy efficiency, particularly in building sector; b) renewable energy and alternative fuels; c) energy infrastructure, including the use of smart grid technologies and will:

  • Examine the applicability of the existing EU energy concepts, legislation and support tools to the defence sector.
  • Identify possible objectives and focus areas of action at EU level for a comprehensive energy concept for armed forces.
  • Develop recommendations for a guidebook on renewable energies and energy efficiency in the defence sector with a focus on the implementation of the existing EU legislation, innovative technologies’ deployment and the use of innovative financial instruments.
  • Exchange information with the SET-Plan Steering Group on a regularly basis.

Exchanges, analyses and training to Member States on the implementation of EU policies and legislation on energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy infrastructure.

This action aims at facilitating exchanges of good practices with using renewables and promoting energy efficiency in the civilian types of energy use in the defence sector.

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