Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Date Amended:

2017 (to new title: previous title: Voluntary Energy Efficiency Agreements for 2008 - 2016)

Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Voluntary Approaches>Unilateral Commitments (Private sector)
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment - Energy Department

The Voluntary Energy Efficiency Agreements for 2017 - 2025 are an important means of furthering energy efficiency in Finland. The agreement scheme will be extended so that it will serve implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) 2012/27/EU (Directive on energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC). Finland has chosen alternative measures to fulfil EED Article 7 binding energy savings target and extensive energy efficiency agreements have an important role in the implementation.

The voluntary Energy Efficiency Agreements covering the following sectors are in force until 2016: 1) industries (industry, private service sector, energy sector); 2) municipal sector; 3) oil sector (oil-heating and distribution of liquid fuels); 4) property and building sector (housing properties, commercial properties); 5) transport (goods and public); 6) farms

Negotiations between the agreement parties have already started in 2015 to extend the ongoing energy efficiency agreement period for industries, municipal sector and oil sector from 2017 onwards to fulfil EED requirements and also having a possible option for further extension after 2020. Also the agreement for farms is under renegotiation for the period from 2015 to 2020.

Related policies:Voluntary Agreements for Buildings , Voluntary Agreements in the Transport Sector

Last modified: Wed, 31 May 2017 11:30:56 CEST