Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2006
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Information and Education>Information provision, Information and Education, Economic Instruments
Policy Target:Residential Appliances>Refrigeration, Residential Appliances>Cooking & Laundry, Residential Appliances
Agency:Autonomous Communities

The Renove Plan for Electric Appliances has been carried out as a joint measure with the Autonomous Communities in the framework of the 2005-07 Energy Efficiency Action Plan, and continued since. The programme aims to reduce electric power consumption in the household sector by replacing fridges, freezers, washing machines, dishwashers and ovens with equipment labelled class A or higher (this will also include the replacement of conventional electric or glass ceramic cooktops, with induction or gas cooktops). It works towards the withdrawal of obsolete and energy inefficient electric appliances from Spanish households as well as more rapid introduction of better energy efficiency class devices into the Spanish market, aiming for a concentration of Class A appliances on offer by the end of 2012. The scheme offers a subsidy for the purchase of a new class A or higher labelled piece of equipment only if the old, inefficient equipment has been removed for recycling. The amount of the incentive varies according to each Autonomous Community, can must be a minimum of EUR 50 per appliance. Between 2006 and 2008, 1.8 million electric appliances were replaced under the plan, out of which 48% were washing machines, 38% fridges, 11% dishwashers and the remaining 3%, freezers. Information and training campaigns are included as part of the scheme, for both appliance buyers and sellers. The programme has also been considered a success for increasing awareness of the appliance energy labelling system, having consumers take energy consumption into account when making purchase decisions, and the generalisation of more efficient appliances on the market.

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Appliances and equipment

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