National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (2012-2015)
Outlines measures to achieve this target that span the residential sector, the public sector, and the tourism sector. Residential sector efforts include: a target to sell 12m Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) by 2015 and energy efficiency standards and labels for household appliances. Public sector measures include: replacing 1m sodium, mercury vapour, and incandescent lamps in street lights and public buildings with high efficiency bulbs by 2015 and conducting a study to investigate reducing electricity consumption in public buildings. Following from this latter study, an energy efficiency code has been established for government buildings. Tourism sector measures include: developing a financing mechanism to encourage the use of solar water heaters in hotels.
The plan does not address the heavy subsidy on electricity, which is recognized as a significant cause of electricity overconsumption.
Distribute about 12 million energy-saving bulbs on participants through electricity distribution companies by 2015 against a 2012 baseline
Achieving a cumulative energy savings of 5% between 2012 and 2015 (compared to the average of the previous five years of consumption) by 2012-2015 compared with a 2007-2012 scenario