The EEC is based on an obligation to achieve energy savings. It is an obligation imposed by the public authorities over a given period to energy providers.
In the coming years, France will be facing some key energy issues, including controlling its total energy consumption, securing supplies of fossil resources that are no unlimited and dividing CO2 emissions from 4 to 5, to reduce global warming from now until 2050.
To achieve these goals, a strong and immediate commitment to reducing energy consumption becomes imperative, especially in sectors that cover everyday use (residential, office, retail and transportation), which are growing rapidly and represent huge potential savings.
The principle of energy savings bonds and certificates
Energy providers (electricity, gas, heating / refrigeration, domestic heating oil and motor fuels) like EDF, Gaz de France, CPCU, Total, SIPLEC and others can help their customers to achieve energy savings by providing them with information on how to implement methods, with financial incentives in connection with industrial sectors or distributors, including incentives for the acquisition of equipment, work aids, pre-financing services or free diagnostics. There is a broad range of a variety of initiatives.. In return for the statement of the investments made by consumers through these shares, energy providers receive certificates based on kWh packages calculated by type of share.
However, energy providers can choose to buy, if they deem it less costly, energy saving certificates from other stakeholders, such as local authorities and / or housing associations (deemed eligible), which under certain conditions can also obtain certificates.