Portugal

Resolution of Council of Ministers 20/2013 establishing the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (PNAEE 2016) and the National Action Plan for Renewable Energy (PNAER 2020)

Executive
Plan; Resolution
Passed in 2013
This Resolution established the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (PNAEE 2016) and the National Action Plan for Renewable Energy (PNAER 2020). It repeals the PNAEE 2015, approved by the Resolution of Council of Ministers 80/2008, of 16 May 2008. It is underpinned by the idea that reducing oil dependency reduces the foreign trade deficit, as well as CO2 emissions. Within the framework of European '20-20-20' targets, Portugal established a general target to be achieved by 2020, to reduce primary energy consumption by 25% along with a specific target for Public Administration of achieving a reduction of 30%. As part of the plan to use energy from indigenous renewable sources, Portugal aims to have 31% of final gross energy consumption and 10% of energy for transport derived from renewable sources, at the least possible cost the economy. It also aims to reduce the nation's energy dependence and ensure security of supplies, by promoting a balanced energy mix. 

The PNAEE and PNAER establish ways of achieving these targets and international commitments with regard to energy efficiency and the use of energy from renewable sources. In addition to intensifying the goals, the plans also identify existing barriers and the potential for improvement with a view to establishing the most suitable programmes and measures for complying with its commitments. 

The revision of the PNAEE is based on three lines of intervention: (i) action (suitability of the measures); (ii) monitoring (review of the methods for monitoring results), and (iii) governance (redefining the PNAEE governance model). To this end, an estimated impact analysis was carried out for all the measures in the PNAEE, in accordance with European norms on monitoring energy efficiency plans and measures. The Resolution aims to operationalise the Energy Efficiency Fund and integrate it with other programmes to support energy efficiency, so as to optimise incentives. The Resolution takes into consideration measures already established by the National Climate Change Programme (PNAC). 

The implementation of PNAEE 2016 and PNAER 2020 should benefit from a common structure tracking and monitoring of the progress and results of the measures and actions taken in each Plan. The PNAEE 2016 and PNAER 2020 should also be articulated with the structure of supervision and monitoring of the PNAC in 2020, allowing the provision of information for assessing national commitments energy and climate. Resolution 20/2013 attributes the responsibility for monitoring the implementation of the PNAEE and the PNAER to the minister responsible for the energy sector.

Documents
  • Limit by 1% GHG emissions now covered by EU ETS by 2020 against a 2005 baseline
    Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2005
  • 25% cut in primary energy consumption (30% in Public Administration) by 2020
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020
  • Reduction of primary energy consumption by 25% by 2020 against a 2013 baseline
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2013
  • Reduction of 30% of primary energy consumption for the public sector by 2020 against a 2013 baseline
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2013
  • 31% final energy consumption from renewables by 2020
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020
  • 31% of final energy consumption coming from renewable sources by 2020
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2013
  • 10% of used energy in the transport sector coming from renewable sources by 2020
    Transportation | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2013
  • 10% transportation energy from renewables by 2020
    Transportation | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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