Mexico

National Lighting Replacement Programme (Programa Nacional de Sustitución de Focos - Ahórrate una Luz)

2014

SENER in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance (SHCP), the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), DICONSA (public company of the Mexican government under the Ministry of Social Development) and the Electric Power Savings Trust Fund (FIDE), implemented an Efficient Lighting Project to promote the adoption of energy-efficient technologies such as CFLs.

Mexico

Transition to Open Digital Television Programme (TDT)

2015

The TDT programme was a government initiative to give away new LED televisions to low income households. In 2015, existing less efficient analogue cathode ray tube televisions were in place in many households. These televisions needed a new digital set-top box (STB) to continue to work with the new digital signal. This would have added a new source of energy demand (18 kWh annually per STB).

Mexico

Voluntary Agreement Programme

2017
In 2017, the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE) launched a programme of Voluntary Agreements (Acuerdos Voluntarios, AVs) mandated by the Energy Transition Law (LTE). Under the AVs energy-intensive industries commit to perform energy audits, encourage the adoption of Energy Management Systems, and set a plan to reduce their consumption based on an energy intensity reduction goal.

Mexico

Excellence in Energy Efficiency in Buildings (Excelencia en Eficiencia Energética en Edificios - Programa E4)

2017

In 2017, the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE), the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC) and the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) developed the pilot project: Excelencia en Eficiencia Energética en Edificios (E4).

The Energy Transition Law (LTE) established the recognition of excellence in energy efficiency as a voluntary process of certification and recognition to identify and promote products, equipment and buildings to make a sustainable and efficient use of energy.

Mexico

Programme of Sustainable Integral Improvement in Existing Housing

In 2016, the National Housing Commission (CONAVI) with the support of the Ministry of Energy (SENER), the Electric Power Savings Trust Fund (FIDE), the Mexican National Development Bank (NAFIN) and the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) implemented a programme to support families to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

Mexico

National Model Energy Conservation Code (IECC-Mexico)

The National Model Energy Conservation Code (IECC-Mexico) was developed by the group Quality and Sustainability in Buildings (Calidad y Sustentabilidad en la Edificación, A.C. – CASEDI) with the technical support of the Ministry of Energy (SENER) and the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE), and financial assistance from WRI and UK Embassy.

Brazil

Public purchasing and leasing requirements

2014
MPOG Normative Instruction 02/2014 from June 4, 2014, requires that federal and independent public authorities purchase and lease only energy efficient appliances that meet the class “A” for their category under the Brazilian labelling programme (PBE) where available. Under the law, building labels are mandatory for new or significantly renovated federal public buildings, and new federal public buildings must be developed or contracted to meet the class “A” buildings standard.

Brazil

Financing Instruments for Energy Efficiency Cities in Brazil (FinBRAZEEC)

2018

Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF), with a loan from the World Bank, financing from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), its own (CEF) resources, private entities debt and equity designed this programme with support from the World Bank.

The objective of the programme is to unlock private financing for urban energy efficiency projects by reducing credit risk and enhancing the technical quality of Efficient Street Lightning (ESL) and Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE). Projects are funded through the Energy Efficiency Facility (FEE), managed by the national bank, Caixa Econômica Federal.

Brazil

National Biofuels Policy

2017
In December, 2017, a new National Biofuels Policy (RenovaBio) was signed into law. The Policy aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve the life cycle energy efficiency of biofuels, and promote the national biofuel industry. It calls for establishment of national carbon intensity targets, to be allocated among fuel distributers in proportion to their market share. Non-compliance can result in penalties between R$ 100 000 and R$ 50 000 000.

Mexico

Roadmap for Building Energy Codes and Standards for Mexico

2017

The Ministry of Energy (SENER) and the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE) with the support from the International Energy Agency (IEA) developed a Roadmap for Building Energy Codes and Standards for Mexico.

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