Country:Sweden
Year:2004
Policy status:Ended
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2004
Date Ended:31 December 2008
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Tax relief
Policy Target:Bioenergy>Biomass for heat
Policy Sector:Heating and Cooling
Funding:Approximately SEK 250 million 2004-2008
Description:

A fiscal incentive introduced in 2004 offers an income tax reduction as an incentive to house owners to fit high-performance windows in existing houses, or to install a biofuel-fired heating system in new houses. The tax reduction for boilers is provided for up to 30% of the cost exceeding SEK 10,000, the maximum relief granted being SEK 15,000 per house. The heating system must be waterborne and an accumulator tank of a certain size must be connected to the boiler. Householders who change to energy-efficient windows(with a maximum "U-value" of 1.2) are also eligible for tax relief. The relief is 30% of the cost exceeding SEK 10,000, the maximum relief granted being SEK 10,000 per house. In 2006, the scheme was changed from a tax reduction to a tax credit one.

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