Policy type

Economic instruments

Policies and measures that improve energy efficiency by influencing the cost of energy efficient actions.

Canada

Ontario Electric Vehicles Incentive Program

2017

The Electric Vehicle Incentive Program allows Ontario consumers to apply for a rebate ranging from $6,000 to $13,000 (plus an aditional $1,000 if the vehicle has 5 or more seats) towards the purchase of eligible battery electric vehicles. The value of the rebate is based on the vehicle's battery capacity. A rebate up to $3,000 is also offered for new plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that retail between $75,000 and $150,000. Vehicles that retail for more than $150,000 are excluded.

The program is open to individuals, businesses, non-government organizations and municipalities.

Greece

Energy Efficiency Obligation Program

2017

To comply with Article 7 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, in January 2017, Greece implemented an energy efficiency obligation programme, which aims to provide 10% (332.7 ktoe) of the required energy savings by 2020. The programme requires energy suppliers to obtain savings in line with an annual target, which is identified based on the market share of the obligated entity.

China

Energy Supply and Consumption Revolution Strategy (2016-2030)

2017

On 25 April 2017, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and National Energy Administration (NEA) publicly released a strategic paper on “Energy Supply and Consumption Revolution Strategy (2016-2030)”, which sets out the main overall targets and strategies of Chinese energy sector for 2030. This document sets a pathway beyond the 13th Five Year Plan for energy (2016-2020).

 
The document was prepared by the Department of Basic Industries of NDRC.The document was finalized in December 2016.

Germany

Programme to Promote Investment in Highly Efficient Horizontal Technologies

2016

Objective of the programme is to provide incentives to the industrial and commercial sector to invest in highly efficient horizontal technologies in order to realize related energy efficiency potentials; target (2020 and after): annual reduction of as much as 1 mio. toe CO2

Germany

STEP up! - competitive tendering scheme for electrical energy efficiency

2016

STEP up! aims at reducing electricity consumption by promoting electricity-related measures across technologies, actors and sectors (open tender). In closed tenders, the project will also address specific sectors with known large potential and constraints. As a competitive tendering scheme, STEP up! awards the funding to bids for measures with the most economic cost-benefit ratio (euro per saved kWh).

New Zealand

Warm up New Zealand: Healthy Homes Extension for Rentals Programme

2016

In 2016 the Government allocated $18 million over two years for an extension of the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme specifically focused on rental properties. The extension provides new funding to deliver insulation to low-income rental households with high health needs (particularly households occupied by children and/or the elderly as they are at the highest health risk from cold and damp housing).

Germany

Programme to Promote Investment in Highly Efficient Horizontal Technologies

2016

Objective of the programme is to provide incentives to the industrial and commercial sector to invest in highly efficient horizontal technologies in order to realize related energy efficiency potentials; target (2020 and after): annual reduction of as much as 1 mio. toe CO2

Uruguay

Energy Efficiency Obligation

2016

In 1998, Uruguay introduced energy efficiency policy in order to create 437 GWh of energy savings per year, achieving an incremental energy savings of 0.94% per year in comparison to total fuel consumption. Electricity, natural gas and all other "burnable fuels" used in all sectors are covered in this policy. The obligated parties include energy utility companies. The utilities are required to allocated 0.13% of sales to energy efficiency. There are no specific eligible energy efficiency measures. Energy savings are certified by an IPMVP certified professional.

Germany

Funding Programme to Avoid and Use Waste Heat in Commercial Undertakings

2016

Internal and external measures and technology to avoide and use waste heat (incl. generating electricity from waste heat); target: reduction of 1 mio. toe CO2

Germany

Funding Programme to Avoid and Use Waste Heat in Commercial Undertakings

2016

Internal and external measures and technology to avoide and use waste heat (incl. generating electricity from waste heat); target: reduction of 1 mio. toe CO2

Germany

Energy Efficiency Incentive Programme

2016

The programme, which was launched on 1 January 2016, is to supplement and add strength to the funding programmes that already exist (CO2 Building Modernisation Programme and Market Incentive Programme). Double-funding is not permissible.
The funding (grants) focuses on four priorities:
- the installation of ventilation systems (ventilation package) in conjunction with measures to renovate the building envelope which are designed to prevent damage to the building (for instance, mould),

Italy

Programme for energy renovation of buildings owned by the central government (PREPAC)

2016

The Interministerial Decree 16/9/2016 defines the implementing requirements of the Programme for energy renovation of buildings owned by the central government (PREPAC). The following Interministerial Decree (5/12/2016) approves the programme for the years 2014 and 2015, including the financing of 68 projects for a total investment of EUR 73 million.

Germany

Energy Efficiency Incentive Programme

2016

The programme, which was launched on 1 January 2016, is to supplement and add strength to the funding programmes that already exist (CO2 Building Modernisation Programme and Market Incentive Programme). Double-funding is not permissible.
The funding (grants) focuses on four priorities:
- the installation of ventilation systems (ventilation package) in conjunction with measures to renovate the building envelope which are designed to prevent damage to the building (for instance, mould),

Italy

Programme for energy renovation of buildings owned by the central government (PREPAC)

2016

The Interministerial Decree 16/9/2016 defines the implementing requirements of the Programme for energy renovation of buildings owned by the central government (PREPAC). The following Interministerial Decree (5/12/2016) approves the programme for the years 2014 and 2015, including the financing of 68 projects for a total investment of EUR 73 million.

Canada

SaskPower_Compressed Air System Program

2016

This Program provides a facility with financial incentives to cover costs associated with doing a study on its current compressed air system. Non-residential electricity customers who are undergoing a compressed air system audit and retrofit or expansion project and have a compressed air system between 25-650 horsepower are eligible to participate. Additional incentives may also be offered if the facility implements recommendations from the study.

Canada

Ontario Water Heating Programs (Union Gas)

2016

This Program offers financial incentives to commercial facilities looking to purchase the following energy efficient equipment: condensing boilers, condensing gas water heater, energy star dishwasher and ozone laundry.

Italy

Renewable Energy for Heating and Cooling and Small Interventions Increasing Energy Efficiency Support Scheme (Conto Termico 2.0)

2016

Conto Termico 2.0, in force since May 31st 2016, strengthens and simplifies the support mechanism already introduced by the MD December 28th 2012, which encourages measures to increase energy efficiency and the production of thermal energy from RE. The total annual budget is up to 900 million euro of which 200 for public administrations projects and 700 million euro for the private initiatives. Once this cap will be reached, program will be closed for new applications.

Canada

Ontario Water Heating Programs (Union Gas)

2016

This Program offers financial incentives to commercial facilities looking to purchase the following energy efficient equipment: condensing boilers, condensing gas water heater, energy star dishwasher and ozone laundry.

Canada

Manitoba Power Smart Shops

2016

Power Smart Shops helps small, independent businesses reduce their energy and water consumption to save money and energy. If you own a restaurant, grocery store, retail store, convenience or service shop, small office or other small business, you may qualify for: free onsite installations of:
•low-flow bathroom and kitchen faucet aerator(s);
•LED screw-in lamps to replace 40W and 60W incandescent lamps;
•low-flow pre-rinse spray valves.
•a free lighting assessment that will identify opportunities to save energy;

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