|Policy Type:||Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Information and Education>Information provision, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation|
Energy Premium Scheme (EPR) is a subsidy scheme for households and social housing corporations investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy. The subsidy averages between 25% (energy efficiency) and 50% (renewable energy sources). Energy Performance Advice (EPA) is a consultation which can be requested by (an association of) owners, landlords and tenants, to improve the energy performance of their dwellings or offices. The consult is performed by a certified company, and lists the possible measures to be taken. If the advice is neglected, a bill is presented. In case one or more of the measures is carried out, EPA pays the bill, and EPR will subsidise part of the cost. In addition, EPA adds a bonus of 10% (for private persons) to 25% (for housing co-operatives and landlords) to the EPR premium. Both measures are financed by means that become available from the energy tax REB. The mechanism thus encourages energy-efficiency. Thus, one of the requirements for using EPA and EPR is that the consumer pays REB.
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