Policy type

Information and education

Policies and measures that improve energy efficiency by providing information that helps individuals or organisations to take energy efficient actions.

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.

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.

New Zealand

Electric Vehicle Programme

2016

In May 2016, the Minister of Transport announced a package of measures to increase the uptake of EVs in New Zealand to remove barriers that have prevented households and business from choosing EVs.

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).

Indonesia

Admission Procedures of Product Certification and Test Result Report on Electrical Equipment and Appliances(Ministerial Regulation No.01/2016)

2016

This policy requires that electrical equipment and appliances - registered by manufacturer and importers- should be reported to certification institutions. This policy establishes the procedures by which imports and manufactures report to the accredited institutions; and how the institutions should report to the government.

The accredited institutions are recognized by the Ministry of Trade. 

 

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).

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

SaskPower_Efficiency Partner Program

2016

SaskPower Efficiency Partners are a group of organizations that work with us to help customers make energy efficient choices in products and services. Partners get the latest information in emerging trends and technology, network with each other, and are knowledgeable about new and existing SaskPower energy saving programs.

Germany

National Top-Runner-Initiative

2016

The National Top Runner Initiative (NTRI) aims at increasing the motivation for electrical and product-specific energy efficiency and the rational use of power and extending it along the value chain – from appliance manufacturers to dealers to consumers – in product lines and across sectors. It communicates the benefits of energy-efficient products and encourages companies and individuals to develop, market and use energy-efficient and energy-saving products.

Canada

Manitoba Hydro Power Smart EnerTrend

2016

EnerTrend is an industry-leading, web-based energy profiling tool developed by Manitoba Hydro specifically for large industrial and commercial operations. It allows businesses to be proactive in controlling energy consumption, thus reducing costs. The energy profiles generated by EnerTrend illustrate how and when energy is being used - the important information needed to manage consumption, reduce peak demand and lower costs.

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 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

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.

Hungary

Complex strategy development and state legal decisions for improving energy efficiency in 2015

2015

1. 5/2015. (III. 20) Parliament Decision amendment of the 77/2011. (X. 14) Parliamentary Decree on the National Energy Strategy: The government has new obligations to review every two years and update, if necessary, the forecasts on energy demands in the Energy Strategy and to arrange its publication.

2. 1160/2015. (III. 20) Government Decision on the update of energy consumption forecasts under the National Energy Strategy: 

 

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Chile

Energy Management Systems Programme for Industry

2015

The AChEE has a dedicated Energy Management System programme to support gap analyses and implementation plans for energy management systems, implementation and certification of the systems, support during the certification process, and monitoring of energy performance operation and impact of the energy management systems. By November 2017, around 50 industrial installations have a certified energy management system and some case studies are highlighted in the AChEE’s dedicated online platform.

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. 

China

Energy Efficiency Leader Scheme

2015

The program aims to set up a long-term mechanism to incentivise energy-efficient “leaders”—i.e., manufacturers and brands that exceed specific energy-efficiency benchmarks set by the China Energy Label. It is expected that the government will regularly update the categories of most energy-efficient end-use appliances, most energy-efficient firms in high energy intensive industries, and most energy-efficient public institutions.

Canada

New Brunswick Appliance Meter Lending Program (NB Power)

2015

NB Power and the New Brunswick Public Library Service offer appliance energy meters that measure how much energy appliances use. Homeowners can borrow the meters, free of charge, from any public library or bookmobile. The meter monitors how much energy the appliances in a home use over a period of time. That information can be used to identify ways to use less energy.

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