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Voluntary Energy Efficiency Agreements for 2017 - 2025

Last updated: 5 November 2017
The Voluntary Energy Efficiency Agreements for 2017 - 2025 are an important means of furthering energy efficiency in Finland. The agreement scheme will be extended so that it will serve implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) 2012/27/EU (Directive on energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC). Finland has chosen alternative measures to fulfil EED Article 7 binding energy savings target and extensive energy efficiency agreements have an important role in the implementation.
The voluntary Energy Efficiency Agreements covering the following sectors are in force until 2016: 1) industries (industry, private service sector, energy sector); 2) municipal sector; 3) oil sector (oil-heating and distribution of liquid fuels); 4) property and building sector (housing properties, commercial properties); 5) transport (goods and public); 6) farms
Negotiations between the agreement parties have already started in 2015 to extend the ongoing energy efficiency agreement period for industries, municipal sector and oil sector from 2017 onwards to fulfil EED requirements and also having a possible option for further extension after 2020. Also the agreement for farms is under renegotiation for the period from 2015 to 2020.

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