Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2006
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Information and Education, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy, Buildings, Energy Sector>CHP, Energy Sector
Agency:Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation : Agentschap NL
Funding:EUR 438 million from 2008-2012

Mandated by the Dutch Cabinet to formulate a strategic plan of sustainable energy supply, the Energy Transition Taskforce published the Transition Action Plan on 8 May 2006. The Plan establishes four concrete ambitions for the year 2050: - More efficient energy use: savings of 1.5% to 2% per year until 2050. - Substantial use of green raw materials and renewable energy. - Reduction of CO2 emissions by half (relative to 1990). - Stronger position for the Dutch business community. To achieve these goals, the Energy Transition Taskforce and the Ministry of Economic Affairs have convened six publi-private Transition Platforms, comprising reprensentatives from academia, private companies, and civic organizations to work with the government. The Energy Transition goals appear in six core themes: - sustainable mobility - green raw materials for construction and energy production - production chain efficiency - sustainable electricity - new gas, cleaner fossil fuel use - energy-neutral built environment. Among other strategic plans, the Action Plan outlines programmes to promote flex-fuel vehicles, agricultural greenhouses and energy-neutral neighborhoods. By focusing on the aspects of domestic energy supply where the Dutch consider their own expertise, the government seeks to take advantage of economic opportunities and improve the competitive position of the Netherlands while reducing hazardous emissions. In 2008 the government introduced an innovation agenda. in the years 2008-2012 another EUR 438 million will be invested on top of the existing innovation budget. The aim is specifically to stimulate the innovation phases after the R&D phase.

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