Country:Sweden
Year:2002
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2002
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments>Green certificates, Information and Education, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Tax relief
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Energy Utilities, Multi-Sectoral Policy
Legal References:Energy Policy Bill:
Energy Efficiency Description:

In 2002, the Swedish government presented its Energy Policy Bill "Co-operation for a Secure, Efficient and Environmentally-Friendly Energy Supply" (2001/02:143). The Bill contains three main proposals: - Measures designed to encourage more efficient energy consumption though the rationalisation of existing policy measures and the dissemination of knowledge both nationally and regionally. - Strengthening the competitiveness of combined heat and power (CHP) by exempting such plants from certain taxes on energy products. The issue is to be decided in connection with the budget decision for 2003. - A new method to promote environmentally-friendly and renewable electricity production through a quota-based trading programme for green electricity certificates.

Renewable Energy Description:

In 2002, the Swedish government presented its Energy Policy Bill ?Co-operation for a Secure, Efficient and Environmentally-Friendly Energy Supply? (2001/02:143). This report, approved by Parliament, re-affirmed the countrys established energy policy objectives. The energy policy decision contained measures designed to encourage more efficient energy consumption through the rationalisation of existing policy measures and the dissemination of knowledge at the national and regional levels. The decision also announced a new method to promote environmentally-friendly and renewable electricity production through a quota-based trading programme for green electricity certificates.

Climate Change Description:

On 21 March 2002, the Swedish Government presented its Energy Policy Bill "Co-operation for a Secure, Efficient and Environmentally-Friendly Energy Supply" (2001/02:143). This report, approved by Parliament on 11 June 2002, re-affirmed the countrys established energy policy objectives. The energy policy decision contained measures designed to encourage more efficient energy consumption through the rationalisation of existing policy measures and the dissemination of knowledge at the national and regional levels. The decision also announced a new method to promote environmentally-friendly and renewable electricity production through a quota-based trading program for green electricity certificates.

Related policies:An integrated climate and energy policy framework: "A sustainable energy and climate policy for the environment, competitiveness and long-term stability"

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