Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Information and Education>Information provision, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Procurement rules, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Infrastructure investments, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Demonstration project, Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes 
Policy Target:Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport
Policy Sector:Transport
Agency:Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce
Funding:EUR 245 million

The Spanish government on 1 August 2008 approved the Spanish Industry Ministers 2008-2011 energy saving and efficiency plan announced two days earlier. The plan contains 31 recommendations aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions and saving EUR 4.14 billion in oil imports, or 47 million barrels per year over four years. The new plan will cover the transport, industrial, residential, tertiary and agricultural sectors. Measures follow four lines of action: transversal measures, mobility, buildings and energy savings, some of which have an impact on renewable energy. Transversal measures: - Doubling the budget for the governments Institute for Energy Saving and Diversification (IDEA) to EUR 120 million in order to support strategic projects by large companies and industrial groups; Mobility: - By 2009 the public vehicle pool will be required to use a minimum of 20% biofuels; - The necessary regulations will be developed to ensure the objective of 5.83% biofuels in automobile fuel consumption is met by 2010; Most of the 31 measures are recommendations and rely on the cooperation of local and regional authorities, as well as the citizens themselves.

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