Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Danish Energy Agency

Published in June 2005, the Energy Saving Action Plan establishes a framework for efficient energy conservation until 2013. As outlined in the plan, the Danish government aims for verifiable energy savings corresponding to an average of 7.5 PJ per year over the period 2006-2013. The plan requires energy savings in all sectors except transport. It is envisaged that grid and distribution companies for electricity, natural gas, district heating and oil will likely achieve much of the governments reduction goal. Other measures concerned the implementation of more rigorous rules on energy in building regulations, new and better energy labelling, better inspection of boilers and ventilation equipment, special efforts within the public sector, and the reorganisation of energy companies energy saving efforts. The plan established a Coordination Committee to ensure that savings initiatives are cost-effective. The committee seeks to ensure better joint prioritising and increased co-operation and co-ordination among all players. It focuses on heat savings, specifically those from a well-designed, effective energy labelling for buildings. The labels also include financing proposals. In order to promote the realisation of heat savings, the government, in connection with the implementation of L 136 on energy savings in buildings: - ses the frequency of regular labelling of large buildings at a maximum of 5 years; - set the validity of energy labels for small buildings at a maximum of 5 years; - committed to ensuring the regular labelling of all public buildings regardless of size; and - to consider, after 3 years, whether, on the basis of the experience gained, all buildings should be regularly labelled. The plan further provides that grid and distribution companies shall prioritise heat savings. As a part of these initiatives, they shall enter into agreements with the building sector on package and standard solutions. Arrangements shall be made so that citizens have a place to contact for advice on realisation, including also advice on financing. Under the plan, the Minister of Transport and Energy has initiated negotiations with municipalities and regions with a view for to them complying with the same requirements for energy-effective purchase and energy savings, with up to 5 years payback time, as state institutions.

This record is superseded by:The Energy Companies saving effort/Energy saving obligations scheme
This record supersedes:Natural Gas and Energy Savings Agreement

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