Energy Agreement For Sustainable Growth Netherlands

The SDE grant was made available to accelerate the production of renewable energy sources. Wind, solar and biomass are the largest components of renewable energy, whose performance is unlikely to be sufficient to meet the 2020 and 2023 targets. Looking ahead, the Minister wrote to the Senate in December 2015 to say that he believes the share of current renewable energy will decline as a result of the increasing diversity of technologies through the EDS. As part of the Energy Agreement (DEA) for Sustainable Growth, the Netherlands has set a target for a sustainable energy supply system by 2050. The agreement sets general construction targets for the Netherlands and sets specific targets for the construction sector, which take into account a target number of buildings to be renovated by 2020 and an increase of at least two levels of energy labelling for the existing housing stock. By 2030, the average existing housing stock will be listed on label A (or better). The DEA for Sustainable Growth calls on market players to actively promote ESCO and greens rentals and in 2014 launched a national energy saving fund as a new financial mechanism. Since the 1990s, the Netherlands has put in place strict tax mechanisms to support energy efficiency efforts. The Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC) was established in 2008 as a market initiative and has developed a labelling system called Beoordelingsrichtlijn Bestaande Bouw-Gebruik, which assesses the energy consumption of existing buildings. The aim was to measure the sustainability of the construction sector by developing a voluntary sustainability label allowing for a uniform assessment of buildings in the Netherlands. (2) European Parliament and Council Directive 2009 2009 on promoting the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and repealing directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/CE One of the important elements of the agreement is the SDE grant scheme (Dutch: “Stimulating Duzame Electrication” in Dutch). The SDE scheme stimulates the production of renewable energy and is the related financial instrument of the agreement to promote renewable energy initiatives by removing financial barriers.

The main target groups for SDE are businesses, farmers, local authorities and energy companies. Table 1 presents the nature of the projects launched in 2014 and 2015 by the SDE fund. On 6 September 2013, the Dutch Energy for Sustainable Growth Agreement (DEA), drawn up under the auspices of the Tripartite Economic and Social Council (1), was concluded by Dutch private and (semi-public) parties. The DEA implements a broad climate and energy policy agenda aimed at ensuring long-term sustainability and sets out agreed-upon short- and medium-term measures. The long-term target of a climate-neutral energy supply (also known as zero carbon) is set for 2050.