Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Policy Support
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Energy

In accordance with the requirements of the EC Directive on energy end-use efficiency and energy services, Poland submitted its National Energy Efficiency Action Plan in June 2007. The plan sets out an indicative target for energy savings of 9% in 2016 and an intermediate target of 2% in 2010. The proposed measures depend on market and budget financing and according to the principle of least cost. In the residential sector, proposed measures include the introduction of an energy evaluation system for buildings, and the promotion of rational energy consumption in residential buildings. Existing measures include the Thermo Modernisation Fund (1998-2016). In the services sector, proposed measures include an increase in the proportion of energy saving products available, a programme of economic energy consumption in the public sector, promotion of energy services carried out by ESCO, and an Infrastructure and Environment Operations Programme and Regional Operations Programmes. Existing measures include a grant from the Global Environment Facility to support enterprises in the area of energy efficiency modernisation of buildings, district heating systems and networks (2005-2011). In the services sector, proposed measures include promotion of high efficiency cogeneration (CHP), a system of voluntary undertakings in industry, the development of an energy management system and an energy audit system for industry. The measures in the transport sector concern the introduction of management systems for traffic and transport infrastructure and the promotion of sustainable transport systems and efficient use of fuel in the transport sector. The plan also proposes a white certificate system to stimulate energy saving actions together with an obligation placed on suppliers of electricity, heat or gas fuels to end users. Additionally, it provides for information campaigns and educational projects on energy efficiency and financial support for actions relating to the promotion of energy efficiency.

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