Austria

Energy Efficiency Act

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2014
The Act was designed to reduce energy consumption in Austria. In 2006, the EU had set a binding target for all member states to increase their energy efficiency by 20% by 2020. The Act targets lower consumption by energy providers, large companies and government agencies with the aim of increasing Austria's energy efficiency by 1.5% per annum, starting in 2014.

  • No more than 1,050 petajoules consumed annually by 2020
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020
  • 1.5% efficiency increase of final energy consumption annually by 2020 against a 2014 baseline
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
  • Energy suppliers undertake at least 40% energy efficiency measures in customer households by 2020 against a 2015 baseline
    Buildings | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2015
  • 48.2 GWh (3% annual) energy efficiency refurbishment by 2020 against a 2014 baseline
    Buildings | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014
  • 310 petajoules saved by energy efficiency (159 from suppliers, 151 from strategic measures); 80.4 petajoules by 2017 by 2014-2020 compared with a business as usual scenario
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2017 | Base year: Business as usual scenario
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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