Policy type

Fiscal/financial incentives

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.

Canada

SaskPower_Parking Lot Controller Program

2016

SaskPower is offering a $50 incentive for each parking lot controller installed in an electrified parking lot. Parking lot controllers regulate electricity to outdoor electrical outlets, based on the outside temperature. This allows business owners to effectively manage electricity usage in parking lots. By installing parking lot controllers, property owners can reduce the cost of electricity associated with a parking lot by approximately 50%.

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;

Germany

Pilot program Einsparzähler

2016

The promotional scheme provides financial incentives for companies to implement innovative pilot projects aiming on improving the energy efficiency of their industrial, commercial or residential customers by means of applying digital technologies. Projects are meant to allow for a measurement and display of energy consumption patterns. In a second step, advice on how to improve the efficiency should be provided. Finally projects should enable a before-and-after measurement of energy use after the implementation of efficiency measures.

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

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

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.

Belgium

Air, Climat, Energy Plan

2016

The plan is dedicated to help Brussels to achieve its 30% reduction (40%/capita) of CO2 emissions between 1990 and 2025. It reduces Brussels Region objectives to 10 years and measures for 5 years regarding energy, including renewable energy, climate change mitigation and adaptation and air quality.

The plan defines 144 actions into 64 measures which are declined into 10 axes : building, transportation, renewable energy, economy, global city planning, consumption, social dimension, climate change adaptation, air surveillance and international mechanisms.

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

SaskPower_Industrial Energy Optimization Program

2016

SaskPower’s Industrial Energy Optimization Program is a flexible program designed to engage large industrial customers in energy conservation and efficiency. The program includes support for customized technical assistance, financial incentives and support for energy management and capital projects.

This program is designed to position energy efficiency as a strategic issue with industrial customers, encouraging engagement at all levels of an organization and provides a comprehensive and structured path to implements improvements.

Canada

Toronto Capacity Buy Back Program

2016

This Program encourages and rewards commercial and institutional organizations that reduce water use. By implementing permanent process or equipment changes that save water, commercial and institutional organizations could be eligible for a cash rebate of up to 30 cents per litre of water saved per average day. Replacing older, high-water-use equipment or fixtures with new water-efficient equipment can help organizations save money. In addition to the cash rebate and long-term water savings, participation in the program has many other benefits, including saving energy.

Canada

British Columbia Sustainable Communities Program (BC Hydro)

2015

This Program helps local governments meet the challenges of energy and GHG reductions by providing a range of services, including:

Canada

Smart Thermostat Rebates (Hydro Ottawa)

2015

This Program offers a rebate of up to $150 on a Smart Thermostat, allowing the homeowner to control their home’s heating and cooling from anywhere.

Canada

Green Municipal Fund (GMF)

2015

Through the Green Municipal Fund, funding and expertise are offered to municipal governments and their partners for municipal environmental projects, in particular retrofits and new construction projects aimed at energy efficiency. Municipalities are encouraged to consider Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® certification as they undertake building projects.

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

Green Municipal Fund (GMF)

2015

Through the Green Municipal Fund, funding and expertise are offered to municipal governments and their partners for municipal environmental projects, in particular retrofits and new construction projects aimed at energy efficiency. Municipalities are encouraged to consider Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® certification as they undertake building projects.

Canada

The Commercial Energy Incentive Program (Yukon)

2015

This new incentive program directly assists Yukon apartment and condominium owners in retrofitting their buildings to improve energy performance and reduce energy consumption, costs and emissions. A second component of the program targets the overall lighting efficiency of commercial and institutional buildings by encouraging building owners to upgrade to energy efficient and long lasting LED lighting systems.

Canada

British Columbia End Use Assessments (BC Hydro)

2015

Experts are available to visit client sites to conduct a detailed analysis and assess options to improve inefficiencies. Power Smart offers 100 percent funding of the assessment (some limits apply). Funding is available for detailed energy efficiency and feasibility studies to help build a solid business case to upgrade plant and equipment systems.

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