Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2002
Policy Type:Policy Support
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Employment and the Economy

An Energy Efficiency Action Plan for the years 2003-2006 was drawn up in 2002. In 2005, it was included in the National Climate Programme. Priority activities to promote energy efficiency are: - Further development of building codes and other normative measures. - Development and wider use of voluntary agreements. - Further development and promotion of energy audit activities. - Targeted information activities. - Research, development, demonstration and dissemination of new technologies. In the long term, energy taxation should be developed in a direction that will promote energy savings, taking into account the competitiveness of the export industry and the national economy as a whole. State financing to enhance energy conservation should be primarily focused on the development and commercialisation of new technology, aid connected with energy conservation agreements, energy renovations of buildings and information services supporting the conservation measures. Integration of the urban structure will require support and good management. The Action Plan could reduce overall energy consumption by nearly 5% by 2010. This is roughly a quarter of Finlands target for reducing GHG and would correspond to a reduction of 1.5 million tonnes of oil. In terms of the State economy, the total cost of implementing the Action Plan would amount to roughly Fmk 350 million1 per year, which is about Fmk 80 million higher than the present level. In early 2006, the Finnish government decided that as part of the process to prepare for a new national climate and energy strategy, the action plan would be renewed by the end of 2008. National Energy Efficiency Action Plans have been reported according the Energy Service Directive and lately Energy Efficiency Dir. In 2007, 2011 and 2014

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Cross-sectoral, Buildings
This record is superseded by:National Energy Efficiency Action Plan

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