Austria

Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan for Austria

Executive
Plan
Passed in 2019
The National Energy and Climate (ENCP) Plan is a ten-year integrated document mandated by the European Union to each of its member states in order for the EU to meet its overall greenhouse gases emissions targets.

Austria's plan aims in particular to improve the development of transport, a sector which still needs improvement in Austria, especially in build-up areas and along transit routes. In that context, decarbonisation implies several objectives and measures : 1) the reduction of GHG emissions (non-ETS) by 36% compared to 2005, 2) to strengthen and develop public transport, 3) a mobility management for businesses, towns and cities, municipalities, regions and tourism, 4) e-mobility in private transport, 5) to green the standard fuel consumption tax and the engine-related insurance tax, 6) to input tax deduction for electric bicycles and motorcycles. 

Decarbonisation implies measures in the sectors of buildinds, agriculture, forestry, waste management, fluorinated gases and spatial planning. For the energy, the main objective is to increase the share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption of energy to 46-50%, and source 100% of electricity consumption from renewables (nationally/balanced).
To achieve this goal, the main instrument remains on taxation (tax advantages/exemptions). 

The plan also aims to ensure measures concerning :  1) the energy efficiency dimension, 2) the internal energy market dimension, 3) the research/innovation/competitiveness, 4) the evaluation and monitoring. 

Documents
  • Reduction of GHG emissions (non-ETS) by 36% compared to 2005.

    Economy-wide | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2005
  • Transport GHG sector contribution: -7.2 million t CO2 equivalent compared to 2016 (total contribution).

    Transportation | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2016
  • Improve primary energy intensity by 25-30% compared to 2015.

    Energy | Intensity target and trajectory target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2015
  • Increase the share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption of energy to 46-50% and source 100% of electricity consumption from renewables (nationally/balanced)

    Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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