Austrian Energy Efficiency Law

Last updated: 5 November 2017
In Austria, the EED is implemented by the Austrian Energy Efficiency Act. Within this act, Austria is increasing its energy efficiency efforts aiming to a final energy consumption of 1050 PJ by 2020. Furthermore, until 2020 cumulative energy savings of 310 PJ have to be achieved. These targets have to be reached by an obligation scheme for energy distributors (with a sales volume of more than 25 GWh to final energy consumers) contributing with energy efficiency measures up to (cumulative) 159 PJ and by so-called strategic measures by public authorities with up to (cumulative) 151 PJ till 2020. Strategic measures include energy taxes, corporate environmental protection subsidy schemes, refurbishment activities/vouchers, housing and energy subsidies. Large enterprises have to conduct an energy audit every four years.

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