Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Policy Support, Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments
Policy Target:Industry>Industrial subsectors>Cross-industry, Multi-Sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Economic Afairs, Agriculture and Innovation

The Long Term Agreements (LTAs) are negotiated agreements aimed at promoting energy savings in industry, service and agricultural sector. They have been part of Dutch energy policy since 1992. The first agreements (LTA1) ended in 2000 and focused primarily on the efficiency of production process for energy-intensive sectors. Since then different routes are followed for the energy intensive companies and the less energy intensive sectors. The energy-intensive companies (energy consumption > 0.5 PJ/yr) were covered by the Benchmarking covenant, and since 2005 a large share of these companies is covered by the EU-ETS. The less energy-intensive companies (<0.5 PJ), medium-sized and small industrial companies and companies in the service and agricultural sector agreed upon a 2nd generation Long Term Agreements (LTA2). LTA2 added energy savings throughout the entire product chain and also cover renewable energy (own production as well as purchase of green energy).

This record supersedes:Energy Efficiency Benchmarking Covenant

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