Policy type

Information provision

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.

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).

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: 

 

2012

 

Hungary

New obligation to provide information and to give awareness-raising by the energy regulator

2015

The Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority is obligated to provide public information about energy efficiency by a state-owned website. The energy consumers and market participants must be informed on energy efficiency and energy saving methods, as well as financial and legal frameworks related to energy efficiency.

Information subjects:

Australia

YourEnergySavings.gov.au

2014

YourEnergySavings.gov.au is the place to go to for households to find a huge range of easy-to-read, practical information on how to save energy, cut power bills and water use, reduce waste and travel smarter. It also has up-to-date summaries of all government energy efficiency and sustainability rebates and assistance.  

YourEnergySavings.gov.au replaces LivingGreener.gov.au

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.

Brazil

Brazil Inova Energia Program

2013

The goal of the Brazil Inova Energia Program is to boost cooperation and knowledge sharing between companies and technology institutes in fields of smart grids, renewable energy, hybrid and energy efficient vehicles. Inova provides support in form of grants and soft loans.

Hungary

Certification of origin from high efficiency cogeneration or renewable energy

2013

In order to guarantee energy power generation origin source, a new electronic system has been developed to produce electricity from combined heat and power (and also renewables). The consumer is ensured by the origin of electricity coming from high efficiency cogeneration or renewable electricity generation.

Hungary

Legal harmonization of the 2010/31/EU Directive

2013

In 2013 the Directive 2010/31/EU concerning buildings energy performance has been adapted into the national legal system. The major changes below:

- Registration, inspection and sanction through building codes and regulations regarding their use

- Conditions for the marketing of construction products

- Products information for processing rules in the building industry

Some examples:

- Energy certificates: quality control and creation of the record, sanctioning the abuses.

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

Energy Efficiency Exchange

2012

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

Japan

National Electricity Saving Action

2011

The electricity shortage which occurred during the closure of nuclear plants following the heavy earthquake and tsunami, prompted the government to announce the national electricity saving action, the “Summer Energy Conservation Measures”, to encourage the general public to follow these measures.

Australia

Community Energy Efficiency Program

2011

The AUD 200 million Community Energy Efficiency Program will provide matched funding through competitive grants to local governing bodies and non-profit community organisations to undertake energy efficiency upgrades to council or community-use buildings, facilities and sites.

The objectives of the Community Energy Efficiency Program are to:

Poland

Energy Efficiency Act of 15 April 2011

2011

The Energy Efficiency Act includes the introduction of white certificate system. From 1 January 2013, obligations to hold white certificates will be imposed inter alia on utilities selling electricity, natural gas and heat to customers. Starting in late 2011, energy utilities will be required to provide customers with a comparison of current electricity consumption with the same period in the previous year.

Russian Federation

Resolution ?. 161 ? Energy Efficiency Classes for Apartment Buildings

2011

 (*) - at the design stage - only the estimated value of the specific consumption of thermal energy for heating and ventilation.

 

Designation 
class

Name of the class 
energy
 
effectiveness

Greece

Energy certificates

2011

As of 2004, all (new and existing) public buildings are required to have an energy certificate, i.e. an energy identity card, stating the energy performance of the building based on an energy audit. A proposal for the methodology and procedures for energy certificates has been prepared under the EU SAVE II Programme but the final details still have to be issued by the Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning, and Public Works. The certificate system will be launched together with an introduction of the new building energy code, Energeiako Pistopoiitiko.

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

ecoENERGY Efficiency for Housing and Buildings

2011

Natural Resources Canada's ecoENERGY Efficiency for Buildings program provides tools and information to improve the energy performance of new and existing commercial and institutional buildings, including federally owned and operated buildings - supporting Canada's commitment to clean energy and energy efficiency.

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