Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2001
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy

On 29 May 2001, a new political agreement was reached on natural gas and energy savings which paid special attention to energy savings in the public sector and product taxes. Key aspects of the agreement were: - The establishment of energy savings targets in 2005 for individual sectors, including the public sector, private trade and service, households and manufacturing. - The introduction of behaviour-modifying product taxes that promote the sale of more energy-efficient products. - The translation of state energy-saving initiatives, including subsidy schemes into framework programmes to ensure the greatest possible efficiency in the activities. - An expansion of the activities of the Electricity Saving Trust so that purchase agreements and other schemes to promote energy-efficient electric appliances are developed. - Energy saving efforts in the public sector to be strengthened by state institutions; in municipal areas, enhancement is to take place through agreements with the counties and primary municipalities. - Energy saving activities within private trade and service within the framework of a product-aimed strategy. - Activities of the electric network undertakings in relation to large-scale customers to be boosted so that at least 10% of their commercial customers are offered energy advisory services every year.

This record is superseded by:Agreement on Energy Saving Initiatives

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