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Kurzstudie: Technology Procurement Groups Innovation Cluster (Schweden)

This study explores the Swedish technology procurement groups (‘Innovation Cluster’) and the
transferability thereof to the German context. The experiences of Sweden offer valuable insight into
how the value of technology procurement groups can be maximised and ultimately contribute to the
achievement of energy efficiency targets and emission reductions in the buildings sector.

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Kurzstudie: Company Car Taxation (Schweden)

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transport sector in both Sweden and Germany have only
decreased slightly in the past two decades (-6% and -4% respectively from 1991 to 2015). Accelerated
GHG emission reductions, however, are necessary to meet the climate targets of each country.

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Kurzstudie: Carbon Tax (Schweden)

Sweden’s carbon tax has been the dominant instrument of Swedish climate policy since 1991, taxing
energy emissions in transport, buildings (heating), industry, and agriculture.

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Kurzstudie: Incentives for Electric Vehicles (Norwegen)

Norway’s global leadership role in the promotion of electric vehicles (EVs) is due to early and
comprehensive policy interventions targeting both the monetary aspects of vehicle purchases as well
as aspects related to the ease of use of low and zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs).

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Kurzstudie: The Agrocovenant (Niederlande)

The Agrocovenant is a voluntary public-private agreement between the government of the Netherlands
and a variety of agricultural sector organisations. It sets a policy framework for energy efficiency,
renewable energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions for specific agricultural sectors
including agro-food industry, agro-logistics and a range of primary agro-producers.

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Kurzstudie: Energy Transition Tax Credit CITE (Frankreich)

In the current context of ambitious climate policies and given the weight of the residential sector in
industrialised countries‘ energy end use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the promotion of energy
efficiency investments in the existing building stock is a major task in climate and energy policy.

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Kurzstudie: Bonus-Malus Vehicle Incentive System (Frankreich)

Under President Emmanuel Macron who became the French President in May 2017, France confirmed
its leadership role on climate change issues. In addition to an accelerated coal phase-out, the
government announced that it will ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040 onwards.

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Kurzstudie: Bio-Methane Support Policy (Frankreich)

This study looks at French climate and agricultural policy, in particular ‘Le plan Énergie Methanisation
Autonomie Azote (EMAA)’ (the energy methanisation autonomy nitrogen plan), and assesses its
transferability to the German context.

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Kurzstudie: Energy Performance Certificate Database (Dänemark)

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), and databases that contain all of the information of the EPCs,
are a policy tool used throughout the European Union to address the problem of incomplete information
about the energy performance of buildings in the housing and buildings market.

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Kurzstudie: Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme (Dänemark)

The Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) (2012/27/EU), adopted on 25 October 2012, requires European
Union EU Member States (EU MS) to set indicative national energy efficiency targets ensuring that the
EU reaches its target of saving 20% of primary and final energy consumption by 2020 compared to
business-as-usual projections.

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