Cogeneration (Directive 2004/8/EC on the promotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand in the internal energy market and amending Directive 92/42/EEC)
This Directive facilitates the installation and operation of electrical cogeneration plants. In the short term, the Directive should make it possible to consolidate existing cogeneration installations and promote new plants. In the medium to long term, the Directive should to create the necessary framework for high efficiency cogeneration. Member States must evaluate progress by 2007 at the latest and thereafter every four years.
This directive was repealed by Directive 2012/27/EU of 25 October 2012 on energy efficiency, alongside the repeal of Directive 2006/32/EC and the amendment of Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU.