Agreement on Energy for Sustainable Growth

Last updated: 3 October 2019

In 2013 the Energy Agreement for Sustainable Growth was concluded with over 40 parties participating. This contained ambitions for 2020 and 2023 in the fields of greenhouse gas reduction, renewable energy and energy efficiency/savings. This agreement formed the foundation of many actions by parties in society and for instruments and changes in instruments by the government.

This negotiated agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency is a framework action package, including a package of some 160 measures and actions to be implemented by the participating parties. A Standing committee with representatives of the group of parties is responsible for checking progress. Signatories to the Agreement share responsibility and commitment to achieve overarching objectives, average energy efficiency saving of 1.5% per year (adding up to a reduction of 100 PJ by 2020), 14% share renewable energy in total consumption by 2020 (16% by 2023) and creating at least 15.000 additional jobs"

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