Policy type

Advice/aid in implementation

Sweden

Coaches for Climate and Energy

2016

For several years there have existed municipal energy and climate advisors in Sweden whose services have been free. Evaluations have shown that they tend to focus on the household sector, but lacking qualifications or knowledge to serve local SMEs. This program is aimed at developing knowledge and capacity in order to meet needs from SMEs too. Thus, the program foresees that accurate and relevant energy efficiency advice should be extended to companies with energy consumption less than 300 MWh/year.

Belgium

Regional Circular Economy Programme (RCEP)

2016

To tackle the challenge of local employment and the Brussels economy, the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region hase developped a 2025 strategy with 18 objectives.

In this framework, the Government has adopted on the 10th of March 2016  its Regional Circular Economy Programme (RCEP), with an anual budget of 12,8 millions €.

The aim is to replace the current linear economic model (extract – produce – consume -  throw away) by a circular economy (recover – produce – consume - reuse).

Brazil

P+B Plan (Plano Brasil Mais Produtivo)

2016

Launched in April 2016, Brazil’s federal flagship industrial development Plan (P+B) is led by the Ministry of Development, Industries and Commerce (MDIC), and focuses on enhancing the productiveness of industrial SMEs through enhanced efficiency and better technologies. The two fronts work in parallel, with MDIC dedicating different sets of budget to run pilot programmes and full-scale implementation through different delivery partners.

Canada

British Columbia Power Smart Partner - Workplace Conservation Awareness (BC Hydro)

2015

This Program provides steps to help participants build their own Power Smart Employee Energy Awareness program. The approach is focused on a defined internal-based target audience. These tools assist organizations by supplying materials that promotes energy conservation within an office environment. 

Canada

British Columbia Energy Studies & Audits - Customer Site Investigation (BC Hydro)

2015

Provides a free expert energy assessment of a facility to find where the energy is currently going and which systems present the best opportunities to save energy. Once a participant's application is approved, an expert is assigned to review the facility's energy consumption, identify inefficiencies and opportunities and summarize recommendations in a report. A consumption analysis is then produced and recommendations are provided for low-cost or no-cost measures that can be quickly put into action to save right away. 

Canada

British Columbia Power Smart Partner - Energy Study (BC Hydro)

2015

This Program provides a comprehensive look at a facility's energy using systems with detailed recommendations. The energy study will identify, analyze and recommend cost-effective solutions to improve inefficient systems, and increase the reliability and energy efficiency of a facility. After the energy study is complete, participants receive a report that provides detailed suggestions for improvements, and data that can be used to make informed decisions and build a solid business case.

Canada

Nova Scotia Incentives for Custom Projects in Energy Efficiency

2015

Efficiency NS offers technical assistance, financial incentives and financing to offset the cost of engineering studies, energy efficient equipment and installation for customized projects. Eligible facilities typically have a peak electrical demand of 50 kW per month or higher.

Custom projects include, but are not limited to:

Canada

British Columbia Plant-Wide Audit (BC Hydro)

2015

The program provides and energy audit to determine major areas of power consumption and identifies opportunities to save energy. It offers funding up to 100 per cent of the assessment cost, a consumption analysis and an energy plan.

Spain

Efficient driving programme in new drivers? driving licence

2014

This order introduces training and knowledge in efficient driving for all new drivers. In practice, it is equivalent to the delivery of courses in efficient driving to all new drivers since these are to be trained both in theory and in practice on the subject to achieve the driving license, and the said knowledge shall be taken into account in control tests.

India

GEDA?S MSME Walkthrough Energy Audit (WTEA) Scheme

2014

This scheme is applicable for Micro, Small and Medium industries. A Walk-Through energy Audit is a simple visual investigative audit and table-top survey of the Energy Bills of the manufacturing facility. In this scheme GEDA deploy qualified energy auditors for carrying out walk through audits in MSMEs and submitting Energy Audit Reports with recommendations for saving energy in the audited MSME units. The WEA report would comprise of the submission of the energy Consumption pattern of the work place and suggestions for Energy Conservation.

Germany

Energy consulting in SMEs (?Energieberatung Mittelstand?)

2012

The programme aims at detecting potential for energy savings in SMEs. It covers non-reimbursable allowances for initial energy consulting (up to 60 % of the costs for the consulting) and detailed energy consulting (up to  80 % for the costs for the consulting) as well as loans for investments in energy efficiency measures.

Australia

Energy Efficiency Exchange

2012

The Energy Efficiency Exchange (EEX) website (eex.gov.au) is a joint initiative of Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments.

Canada

ecoENERGY for Alternative Fuels (EcoEAF)

2012

The ecoENERGY for Alternative Fuels program was launched in April 2011 with CAD 3M over 5 years to help advance the deployment of natural gas in transportation, by supporting education and outreach efforts as well as much needed codes and standards work. The program activities represent the Federal Government’s contribution to implementing recommendations from the Natural Gas Use in the Canadian Transportation Sector: Deployment Roadmap released in January, 2011.

Germany

Energy checks for private households

2012

The programme "Stromsparchecks" is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and implemented by a consumer association. It offers advice for private households about potentials for energy savings by providing three kinds of energy checks: a basic check, a building check and a heating check. Thanks to the funding by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy the costs for the private households are very low (10-30 €).

Germany

Financial support for investments in cross sectional technology

2012

The programme financially supports investments by SMEs in cross sectional technology (motors, pumps, air conditioning systems, compressed air devices, heat recovery and waste heat utilisation) that contributes to an increase in energy efficiency within the company. Companies can recieve allowances of up to 30% of the investment. The investment scheme is administered by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA).

Australia

Energy Efficiency Information Grants

2012

The Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program is a AUD 40 million merit-based grants program established by the Commonwealth Government to assist industry associations and non profits provide practical, tailored energy efficiency information to small and medium enterprises and community organisations.

Applications for Energy Efficiency Information Grants (EEIG) Program funding closed in December 2012. The Program is now fully committed.

Australia

Home Energy Saving Scheme (HESS)

2012

Home Energy Saving Scheme (HESS) supported low-income households across Australia experiencing difficulty meeting and paying for their energy needs.

Australia

Remote Indigenous Energy Program

2011

The Remote Indigenous Energy Programme will assist smaller remote Indigenous communities to access reliable power through the installation of renewable energy systems. The program will also provide education to community members to help make sure that people don’t waste power and will also provide training to some community members on how to look after the renewable energy systems. The program is now closed, as part of the repeal of the Clean Energy Future plan.

Canada

Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC)

2011

The Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) is a voluntary national network of industrial companies, trade associations and allies that encompasses all industrial sectors. It has been developed by the Office of Energy Efficiency at NRCan in partnership with industry over the past 40 years.

Hungary

The Virtual Power Plant Energy Efficiency Program ? energy efficiency by the industry

2011

The Virtual Power Plant Energy Efficiency Program, co-financed by EU Cohesion Fund, aims to reach annual energy savings targets among the industrial sector which is expect to produce  by average 200 MW each power plants in 2020. The first voluntarily joining companies (mostly sme’s) get a free assessment. This gives free opportunity for EE potential review and energy staff capacity building.

The following elements of the energy management are examined in detail:

- Energy efficiency integration in the organization's management system;

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