Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Policy Support, Policy Support>Institutional creation
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>Power, Multiple RE Sources, Multiple RE Sources>All, Multiple RE Sources>CHP, Multiple RE Sources>Heating
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Industry

The Spanish Climate Change and Clean Energy Strategy aims to reach an effective emission reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, related to energy and the accomplishment of Kyoto targets. In terms of Clean Energy, various objectives and measures are outlined, through four lines of action for energy efficiency, renewable energy, demand management, and research development and innovation. All of these call for the creation of new financing mechanisms. For renewable energy, the strategy is guided by an overall objective of having renewable energy contribute significantly to the Spanish energy mix by 2020: 10% for the contribution of biofuels in transport, and 37% for the contribution of renewable energy to gross electricity consumption. Measures will encourage the development of biomass, thermoelectric and photovoltaic solar, specifically encouraging small PV facilities (less than 5kW). Integration of biofuels in the transport sector and encouragement of new biofuel plants will also be pursued. For Climate Change, specific action lines across 11 broad areas are outlined, which are: i) Institutional cooperation, ii) Flexible mechanisms, iii) International Cooperation and cooperation with developing countries, iv) Emission Trading, v) Sinks, vi) CO2 Capture and Storage, vii) Sectors concerned with diffuse pollution, viii) Adaptation to climate change , ix) Information and public awareness, x) Research, development and technological innovation and xi) Horizontal Measures. Within these, 198 specific measures are detailed, which in turn provide for the 75 indicators the government will use to measure progress. Sectors concerned with diffuse pollution are those which do not fall under the GHG emissions trading scheme, namely transport, waste, residential, commercial and institutional sectors, farming and fluorinated gases. Regarding the latter, Spain will transpose EU Regulation 842/2006 and EU Directive 2006/40/EC to establish limits and controls on certain fluorinated gas emissions. Regarding renewable energy, measures will extend the use of solar thermal panels in new housing projects as well as non-residential buildings and public facilities. In addition, the use of wood as heating fuel will be promoted. High priority support will be given to biomethanisation and the recovery of biogas from landfills.

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