National Energy Efficiency Action Plans


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National Energy Efficiency Action Plans

  1. 1. Discussion webinars EU‘s 27 National Energy Efficiency Action Plans
  2. 2. Setting the scene Labelling Directive 92/75/EEC (currently under revision) Council Directive 93/76/EEC (SAVE) to limit Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Improving Energy Efficiency <ul><li>Action Plan on Energy Efficiency, COM(2000) 247 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>18% economic potential for EE improvement </li></ul></ul>Buildings Directive 2002/91/EC (to be reviewed by 2009) Eco-design Directive 2005/32/EC Energy Services Directive 2006/32/EC (repeals the SAVE Directive 93/76/EEC) Action Plan on Energy Efficiency, COM(2006) 545
  3. 3. Targets: challenge or an opportunity? 1% 20% <ul><ul><li>End-use efficiency by 2016 (9 yrs after publication) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ annual final inland energy consumption of all users”… “shall be the amount of energy distributed or sold to final consumers” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ energy savings must still be verifiable and measurable or estimable” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary energy by 2020 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ economically feasible to save at least 20% of total primary energy by 2020 on top of what would be achieved by price effects and structural changes in the economy, natural replacement of technology and measures already in place” </li></ul></ul>None of these targets is mandatory!!
  4. 4. Energy end-use efficiency and energy services Directive MS shall submit to the Commission <ul><ul><li>A first EEAP not later than 30 June 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A second EEAP not later than 30 June 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A third EEAP not later than 30 June 2014 </li></ul></ul>Not later than 17 May 2008 The Commission shall publish a cost/benefit impact assessment examining the linkages between EU standards, regulations, policies and measures on end-use energy efficiency.
  5. 5. NEEAPs Assessment 30 th June 2007 <ul><ul><li>2 Action Plans submitted </li></ul></ul>October 2007 <ul><ul><li>EC launched infringement procedures against 10 MS for not complying with the requirements of the Directive </li></ul></ul>Yesterday 6 plans were still not submitted
  6. 6. NEEAPs Assessment (Commission) 5 MS have set a target above the minimum indicative target vs other MS that adopt business as usual policies Sizeable amount of the savings coming from early actions Signs of encouragement “ considerable gap in several MS between political commitment to EE and the measures adopted or planned, as reported in the NEEAPs, and the resources attributed to preparing it”
  7. 7. NEEAPs Assessment <ul><li>Looked at 15 plans and about 500 measures </li></ul><ul><li>15 highly relevant issues, 3 main areas </li></ul>1. Building a culture for energy efficiency <ul><ul><li>Relay centre for information, knowledge, tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EuP implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification, Inspection, Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broad application for labelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demand management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asset Management </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. NEEAPs Assessment 2. Technical solutions <ul><ul><li>Efficiency in distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motor systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low energy buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hybrids, plug-in or electric vehicles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automate energy efficiency </li></ul></ul>3. Building a market for energy efficiency <ul><ul><li>Audits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial incentives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procurement/ESCOs </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. NEEAPs Assessment Different levels of ambition <ul><ul><li>United Kingdom, Austria, Denmark appear to have very ambitious plans… </li></ul></ul>Some Surprises <ul><ul><li>Romenia: 13,5% savings, inspection, certification, financing, information campaigns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poland: mandatory efficiency improvements, differentiated taxation, strong push for energy services </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Are we doing enough for energy efficiency?