Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:1999
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Description:In 1998, the Dutch Cabinet presented the Energy Conservation White Paper (EBN), which summarised the opportunities for intensifying energy conservation. This led, in May 1999, to the Government presenting the "Energy Conservation Action Programme 1999-2002. This action programme is a more concrete elaboration of the EBN and describes the contribution to energy conservation that the Cabinet expects from the various sectors of the public and target groups from the 1999-2002 as well as the government instruments that will be deployed during this period. According to the Action Programme, the Cabinet plans to allocate a budget of f690million in 1999 rising to around f910 million in 2002. Energy conservation policy will be based primarily on voluntary agreements and self-regulation by the target groups, supported by financial and fiscal incentives for efficiency investments; however, a limited number of key instruments are also expected to be used. Under the new programme, the energy conservation target was raised to 2%.

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