In accordance with EU Directive 32/CE/2006, Italy submitted its National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) in July 2007. The plan considers measures already undertaken under the budgetary law of 2007 and other measures, such as application of energy efficiency standards in buildings and the promotion of high efficiency CHP plants. The proposed measures aim to achieve an energy saving target of 9.6% by 2016, comprising 118,464 GWh. The industrial, residential, tertiary and transport sectors are addressed.
In the residential sector, measures include: