Energy Savings in Greenhouse Horticulture (GLAMI)


To improve the efficiency of greenhouse horticulture by 65%, relative to 1980, the Dutch government supports the industry in reducing the use of fossil energy, in growing production and use of renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The government uses a negotiated agreement with the horticulture industry (Glami Convenant) and efficiency standards (Greenhouse Horticulture Orders in Council). This is a public-private partnership with costs shared.


Efficiency Measures for Industry


The Cross-cutting Measures for Industry Program includes six different measures: - Expansion of the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC): CIPEC, the industry organisation which has already reduced emissions among its members to 2% below 1990 levels, will be expanded to include the electricity generation, construction, forestry and upstream oil and gas sectors. - Emissions Benchmarking Studies: The programme will help companies to assess their energy efficiency and GHG emissions relative to comparable operations.


Top 1000 Industrial Energy Conservation Programme


The Office of National Energy Leading Group and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine are also involved. Beyond the five central governmental agencies, provincial governments (provincial Development and Reform Commission or Economic and Trade Commission) will work data collection, monitoring and guiding on enterprises, etc. Sector associations will play key roles in the creation of indicator and evaluation system.

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Mandatory Energy Audits for Industry


Under the Law on the Rational Use of Energy Act (Article 32), companies and factories consuming more than 0.2 Mtoe per year are required to undergo an energy audit. 


National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP)


Under the EU Directive 2009/28/EC member countries of the European Union are obliged to draft and submit to the European Commission National Renewable Action Plans (NREAPs) outlining pathway which will allow them to meet their 2020 renewable energy, energy efficiency and GHG cuts targets.

Latvia 2020 renewable energy targets:


Energy Efficiency Networks Initiative (Initiative Energieeffizienz-Netzwerke)


As part of the National Action Plan on Energy Efficiency (NAPE), the German Federal Government and 21 industry associations have founded the Energy Efficiency Networks Initiative.


MEPS and Labelling for Air Conditioning (Ministerial Regulation No.07/2015)


The MEPS and labelling for Air Conditioning regulation has been enacted in January 2015 and will be in force on August 2016. It only applies for the residential AC with single split wall mounted type and with a minimum EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) of 8.53  (inverter and non inventer type).

This regulation also concerns that the MEPS testing procedure for the AC will be carried appropriately by the certified agency. The star rating starts from 1 star - for the AC which has a minimum EER 8.53- to 4 star rating for the AC which has minimum EER 10.41. 


Operational Programme for Energy (OPE) : Fiscal Incentives for Renewables and Energy Conservation


Established within the framework of the 2nd Community Support Framework, the Operational Programme for Energy (OPE) provided capital cost grants for the promotion of renewable energy and energy conservation. Up to 1999, 125 renewable energy projects were approved (130 MW wind, 72 MW small-hydro, 46 MWh biomass district heating, 42 MW CHP with biomass, 5 MWh other biomass projects, 42 solar central active systems, 8 projects for PV systems and 5 projects for passive solar systems).


Tax Reduction for Investments in Energy Saving Equipment and Sustainable Energy (Energie-investeringsaftrek)


The tax scheme known as EIA aims to save the use of fossil energy by stimulating investment in energy efficient assets and renewable energy technologies. An investment in an asset is eligible for EIA when it is more energy efficient than the standard equipment used and it therefore meets the generic efficiency criteria of EIA. Companies can deduct from the taxable profit 41,5% of investments in equipment related to energy conservation and renewable energy. At a taxation level of 25% for Dutch businesses, the EIA amounts to a net discount of approximately 10% of the investment costs.


Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance


The accelerated Capital Cost Allowance (CCA), under Class 43.1 and 43.2 of Schedule II to the Income Tax Regulations, allows investors an accelerated write-off of certain equipments used to produce energy in a more efficient way or to produce energy from alternative renewable sources. A 50% accelerated CCA is provided under Class 43.2 for eligible equipment that generated either (1) heat for use in an industrial process or (2) electricity by using a renewable energy source (e.g. wind, solar, small hydro), waste fuel (e.g.