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1 Danish Energy Saving Report May 2003 Draft translation

2 Table of contents 1. Introduction 3 2. Projection of energy consumption in Denmark 4 3. Effects of improvements in energy efficiency 7 4. Barriers and better market transparency 9 5. Savings targets for individual sectors New orientation of existing instruments 14 Energy labelling of large buildings ELO 15 Energy labelling of small buildings the house-labelling scheme 16 Energy labelling products 17 The Danish Electricity Saving Trust 20 Energy-savings activities by grid and distribution companies 22 The Agreement Scheme and energy management 23 Energy-conscious planning 25 Energy-savings initiatives by the public sector 26 Subsidies for energy savings by pensioners 27 Local energy savings committees 28 Information on energy savings New energy-savings initiatives 30 Promoting particularly energy-efficient refrigerators and freezers 30 Phasing-out traditional double glazing - voluntary agreement 30 Tightening building regulations 30 Efficiency requirements for boilers and circulation pumps 31 Strengthening energy-savings initiatives in the public sector 32 Reduction of standby consumption 33 Enhancement of research and development activities 34 ISSN: ISBN, printed edition: ISBN, electronic edition:

3 1. Introduction MAKING ENERGY-USE MORE EFFICIENT through energy savings can be seen in connection with the Danish government's growth strategy Determined Growth. Less energy consumption as a consequence of economically attractive energy-saving initiatives leads to smaller energy bills and thus improvements in competitiveness. At the same time, reductions in energy consumption mean that vulnerability towards increasing energy prices is reduced, and that security of supply is improved. Finally, energy savings are an instrument to reduce environmental impacts from the energy sector. Energy consumption in itself does not represent an environmental problem, however to the extent that use of energy leads to environmental impacts, including emissions of substances harmful to the environment during energy production, reductions in energy consumption will reduce environmental impacts. However, with regard to electricity savings, if lower Danish electricity consumption is not followed up with tighter CO 2 quotas, the result will be a corresponding increase in electricity exports. Electricity savings do not therefore in themselves lead to lower CO 2 emissions in Denmark unless they are accompanied by adjustments in CO 2 quotas for electricity production, cf. the Danish government's energy proposal Liberalisation of the Energy Markets (available at The Danish government emphasises that energy-savings initiatives should be cost-effective, both for society and for consumers. This means that costs should be recovered by the energy savings achieved after only a few years. Initiatives should also help promising technological solutions, and cooperation between business and the state should be developed so that energysaving initiatives support maturing the market for new, innovative energy solutions. The government's position is that energy-saving initiatives should be based on market initiatives instead of subsidies or new taxes. Energy savings should be promoted by making the markets function more efficiently. The markets should be made more transparent, and inappropriate barriers should be broken down so that more financially attractive savings can be realised. It should be easy for consumers and enterprises to choose energy-appropriate products and thus easy for them to identify good energy savings. At the same time, the supply of energy-efficient products and solutions should be promoted. Competition between market players should ensure that energy-saving appliances, products, and services are supplied effectively and as cheaply as possible. 3

4 The Danish government will be active in introducing common instruments to promote energy savings in the EU member countries. Internationally concerted initiatives ensure that this does not affect the competitiveness of Danish enterprises. These also promote the impact of initiatives and ensure greater savings at lower cost. Future national initiatives should therefore be regarded from an international perspective. The first part of this report contains a new projection of energy consumption and an assessment of the effect of energy-savings initiatives. The projection corresponds to the projection included in the government's Climate Strategy. After this, the report describes the effects of energy efficiency in end-use, and there is a description of the barriers, etc. to realising a number of energy savings that seem economically attractive. Further to this, the report takes status of the energy-saving elements in the action plan that is part of the agreement of 29 May 2001 between the previous government, Venstre - Denmark's Liberal Party, the Conservative Party, the Socialist Peoples' Party, the Centre Democrats, and the Christian People's Party on natural gas supplies and energy savings. This status deals with both the savings targets for individual sectors, and a review of the existing instruments, where focus is on how they can be made more market-oriented and cost-effective. Finally, the report contains proposals for a number of new energy-savings initiatives. These initiatives should be regarded in connection with the government's Climate Strategy, and they should help meet the savings targets agreed. Energy-savings initiatives do not include behaviour-regulating product taxes, as the government does not consider these as effective instruments to promote energy savings. 2. Projection of energy consumption in Denmark THE ENERGY AUTHORITY has prepared a new projection of the changes in final energy consumption up to 2010 for the different sectors (excl. the transport sector). The new projection is also included in the Climate Strategy. This is a so-called reference projection that assumes that existing initiatives and taxes continue unchanged and no new policies are adopted. Therefore, possible new but so far not adopted initiatives are not included. The projection must not therefore be mistaken for a forecast of the most likely developments. It should be stressed that because of their very nature, projections are very uncertain. The projection is based on energy consumption in

5 The projection shows a slight fall in total final energy consumption in 2002 (adjusted for climate changes). This is further to the slight fall from 2000 to The change should be considered in the context of moderate economic growth. The fall is primarily in manufacturing, while other sectors are expected to remain at the same level. After 2002, total final energy consumption (excl. transport) is expected to rise gradually by about 1% per year. A slight drop in energy consumption by households is expected, while relatively large rises are expected for agriculture and industry and the private-services sector. A slight fall is expected in the public sector. In households, an increase in electricity consumption is expected as a result of more appliances, with a fall in energy consumption for heating as a result of energy improvements, especially more efficient oil and gas boilers. Overall there is a slight projected fall in households' energy consumption by about 0.1% a year. The increase in the business sector is primarily in private trade and service (about 2% a year), but also relatively large for agriculture and industry (almost 1.5% a year). This increase reflects expectations of good growth in commercial production. Furthermore, a small fall in real prices of oil products is expected, and thus also a short-term fall in natural gas prices. Table 1: Comparison between the new projection and the projection in the Energy Savings Report 2001 (ESR 2001). PJ Climate ESR 2001 New projection ESR 2001 New projection adjusted Households Public services Private trade and services Agriculture and industry Total, excl. transport Domestic transport International air travel and defence transport Total incl. transport Note: the figures for 2001 are from Energy Statistics 2001 (available in English from www/ens/dk) The assumptions for economic growth are based on the Økonomisk redegørelse, januar 2002 (economic report, January only available in Danish). The report expects economic growth, measured in terms of real GNP to be about 1.8% from 2001 to 2010, and private consumption in real terms is expected to increase by about 2.2% per year. Because of overall increases in total energy efficiency, however, energy consumption is expected to grow by the 1% per year mentioned previously. The expected improvement in energy efficiency is, 5

6 however, very small for businesses, but very large for households, and this is more or less in line with developments over the past years. Compared with the projection presented in The Energy Saving Report 2001, Danish Energy Authority, 2001 (available at growth in future energy consumption is considerably higher in the new projection. However, this does not apply for households and the public sector. Total energy consumption (excl. transport) in 2010 is estimated to be around 40 PJ higher, corresponding to about 10%, then the projection from last year. The expectation of higher energy consumption by the manufacturing sector and by private trade and services is due to many different factors. These include an expectation of slightly higher economic growth for goods producers, withdrawal of a number of subsidy schemes, especially for energy savings in industry, updating the calculation assumptions for technologybased efficiency improvements in the sector, lower real taxes (because of the tax freeze is it no longer foreseen that the energy taxes are regularly increased in line with inflation), and a number of other technical updates and adjustments in the methods and models behind the projection. Finally, the basis level for energy consumption has been raised due to the fact that energy consumption observed in 2001 was somewhat higher that predicted in connection with preparation of the last projection. The withdrawal of subsidy schemes, etc. accounts for about 20% of the increased growth in energy consumption. The remainder is due to the other technical factors mentioned and increased economic growth. Figure 1: Energy consumption by trade and industry, (excl. transport) Figure 2: Energy consumption by trade and industry and households PJ Manufacturing Private services Agriculture Construction Public services PJ Trade and industry Households The distribution of consumption between different types of energy is only expected to change very little. There is an increase within most energy types. Consumption of electricity and gas is expected to increase most - gas at the expense of oil products in the first part of the 6

7 projection period. This is primarily a consequence of the continuing transfer from oil heating to gas and district heating in households. The assumptions for energy prices for oil and coal are based on the International Energy Agency (IEA) data. Where there are no prices from the IEA, prices are based on the Danish Energy Authority's own estimates, including a limit on the increase in electricity prices as a result of slower expansion of renewable energy (RE) and falling settlements with RE. The forthcoming further liberalisation of electricity production and distribution is expected to reduce the costs of electricity supply significantly. This has not been included as the specific conditions have not yet been set. Similarly, the effects of gas liberalisation have not yet been included. 3. Effects of improvements in energy efficiency IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY of energy use helps reduce energy consumption in the various sectors, and thus helps reduce gross energy consumption in Denmark. As can be seen in box 1, the total gross energy consumption (excl. consumption for transport and non-energy purposes) in 2001 would have been about 50% higher than it actually was if, from 1975 to 2001, there had not been improvements in efficiency in end-use consumption (energy savings) or improvements in efficiency in energy supply and production. As the figure shows, a great deal of the reduction in energy consumption is due to improvements in efficiency in the end-use consumption in these sectors. The objective of market-oriented energy-saving initiatives is to retain and develop efficiency improvements in the end-use consumption so that more services and greater production can be supplied without an increase in energy consumption. This requires the establishment of a good framework for investment in energy improvements, and that the energy-efficient solutions and products are accessible and attractive. Improvements in the end-use efficiency are linked to the fact that the various technologies, etc. have become more effective. For example, buildings are better insulated, refrigerators use less energy, production processes have become more energy efficient, etc. These improvements in energy efficiency are partly due to natural technological developments that would have taken place anyway, without special energy-savings initiatives. They are also due to the effects of the different energy-savings initiatives 7

8 It can often be difficult to separate the effects of energy-savings initiatives from the effects of natural technological development. However, in a number of areas there is no doubt that the initiatives have led to considerable increases in the effect, and at the same time, in many cases savings have been promoted. Box 1: Effects of improvements in efficiency by end consumers PJ Without improvements in efficiency Actual consumption Without improvemnets in efficiency by the end users The figure shows the development in gross energy consumption in households, trade and service, and production. The lower curve shows the actual total gross energy consumption in the three sectors. The upper curve shows how consumption would have changed if there had not been improvements in efficiency, either in end consumption, or in supply and production, ie. the changes in energy consumption resulting from economic growth in the three sectors. The middle curve shows how consumption would have developed without improvements in efficiency in end consumption, but with the actual developments in the efficiency of supply and production (incl. supply conversions). The difference between the lower and the middle curves reflects the effect of energy efficiency improvements by the end consumer, and the difference between the middle and upper curves reflects the effect of energy efficiency improvements in supply and production (incl. supply conversions). The figure shows that a very large improvement in efficiency in the end-use consumption occurred in the period from 1979 to This reflects the fact that in this period there were 8

9 extensive energy improvements in the existing stock of buildings, amongst other things as a result of soaring energy prices and a subsidy scheme for conserving heating. In recent years, CO 2 taxes, energy-labelling schemes, The Danish Electricity Saving Trust, energy-saving initiatives by grid companies, etc. have contributed to reducing consumption. 4. Barriers and better market transparency IN many areas there already exist energy-efficient products and solutions that could lead to significant energy savings. In many cases these products and solutions seem to be very attractive financially for consumers, ie. the additional costs of the energy-efficient solution can quickly be recovered through the energy savings achieved. Despite this, enterprises and consumers often do not choose the energy-efficient solutions when buying new products. One of the objectives of energy-savings initiatives is therefore to improve the efficiency of the market so that financially attractive energy savings are implemented. The reason consumers and enterprises do not buy more of these energy-efficient and costeffective products and solutions is partly that there are a number of barriers making the market for energy-efficient products and solutions not as transparent and efficient as could be desired. Firstly a lack of knowledge and incomplete information about energy consumption and savings opportunities obstruct the use or acquisition of cost-effective and energy-efficient technology. When buying products and solutions there is often a lack of knowledge about energy consumption and therefore it is difficult to assess the size of any energy savings as well as the financial effects of buying an energy-efficient product. Alternatively, there may be awareness of possible benefits, but after taking into account the costs (also in terms of time) of acquiring the necessary knowledge to make a qualified decision, it may no longer be advantageous for an individual to make energy-saving investments that may, on the face of it, look attractive. These barriers can be reduced if the general knowledge of consumers and enterprises on methods of saving energy is improved, or if there is easier and quicker dissemination of the specific knowledge in a particular buying situation. For example, this may be through energy labelling, information, etc. 9

10 Secondly, a lack of accessibility to energy-efficient products and solutions also represents a Box 2: Examples Circulation pumps: If a central heating installation uses an electronically regulated circulation pump instead of an unregulated standard pump, electricity savings of 35-40% can be achieved. The additional investment in the electronically-regulated pump can usually be recovered in less than two years. Despite this, only about 15% of the small circulation pumps sold for central heating installations are electronically regulated. Energy-saving windows: When changing double-glazing, considerable savings and significant improvements in comfort can be achieved by fitting energy-efficient double-glazing. This is double-glazing with a low-emission coating and gas filling. The additional price for this type of double-glazing is small, and the pay-back period is typically between 0 and three years. Despite this, only about 35% of double-glazing sold for use in existing buildings is low-energy panes. In connection with new construction low-energy panes are used exclusively, and therefore this accounts for more than 60% of total sales. Energy-conscious planning: Large energy savings can be achieved if energy-conscious planning is applied in new installations and buildings. Energy-conscious planning starts by identifying the needs for energy services and then assessing the total economics of the project, including operating and energy costs over its lifetime. Demonstration projects have shown savings of up to 50% compared with conventional installations, and a pay-back period of less than three years. Despite this, energy-conscious planning is only applied to a limited extent. barrier. If the energy-efficient models are not in the shops, in advertisements, or at suppliers and fitters, special initiatives and knowledge are required if consumers are to include these products when considering a purchase. Accessibility is a special problem for products that typically are bought through a fitter or builder. In many cases the consumer will buy products recommended by the supplier without further consideration. Experience shows that plumbers and other fitters often do not recommend energy-efficient products, even though these may be more financially attractive to consumers. Neither do they provide information about these alternatives. For example, this happens in connection with purchases of boilers, circulation pumps, etc. The reasons for this include lack of knowledge and uncertainty regarding reliability, installation, etc. The situation is that information on total costs (costs of acquisition, operation, maintenance, and disposal) is not adequately available for the buyer. Increased 10

11 accessibility to energy-efficient products and focus on the products that are usually bought by fitters, etc. could reduce this barrier. Thirdly, some enterprises and consumers seem to be short-sighted in their decision-making. Even though information on savings opportunities is available, they do not seem to be willing to spend the extra money on energy-efficient solutions, despite the fact that these can pay back within a very few years. This means that economically attractive savings are not implemented. Information about experience and savings from applying energy-efficient solutions can, in some cases, help to reduce this barrier. Finally consumers' choice is often influenced by other factors than the price of the product. These include the functionality of the product, its design, etc. To the extent that these factors for an energy-efficient product differ from the traditional product, there may be a welfare loss for consumers buying the energy-efficient product rather than the traditional product, despite the fact that it is more cost-effective to buy the energy-efficient product. Many enterprises consider reliable operation as crucial, and therefore they are reluctant to choose energyefficient equipment if it has not been adequately tested, and if there is uncertainty regarding reliability. This barrier is naturally reduced as energy-efficient products are developed and marketed that are fully comparable with traditional products regarding functionality, design, etc. Development is motivated by financially attractive energy savings. In some cases the energy-efficient products are too expensive to be profitable. This may be due to real increases in production costs, but it is often because, in the start phase, products with a small market share are relatively expensive due to short production runs, etc. In these cases a market-oriented energy policy can help promote sales of these products and thus reduce the price so that products become competitive. As mentioned in the introduction, the government considers that cost-effective energy-savings initiatives should be based on market initiatives. The various instruments should help increase market transparency and break down inappropriate barriers so that more of the financially attractive savings are realised. The individual enterprise and household should have better information on energy consumption and savings possibilities, and the range of energy-efficient products and solutions should be expanded. Competition between market players should ensure that energy-saving appliances, products, and services are supplied effectively and as cheaply as possible. At the same time, energy savings should contribute to cost-effective fulfilment of Denmark's climate commitments. 11

12 5. Savings targets for individual sectors IN the political agreement of 29 May 2001 on natural gas supply and energy savings, as well as in the associated Action Plan to promote energy savings specific targets for energy savings by 2005 were set for households, the public sector, private trade and service, and agriculture and industry. The targets for energy savings were laid down in order to ensure that the overall targets for energy savings were met. The Political Agreement states that the Action Plan should be adjusted regularly in the annual Energy Savings Report, and, as part of this, new initiatives necessary to meet the savings targets will be presented. The savings targets laid down for 2005 are relative targets based on the expected consumption in the latest projection of the individual sectors in This means that targets for energy savings require that further savings initiatives are taken, in addition to the savings included in the projection. The savings targets are stated in table 2, and this also shows current energy consumption and energy consumption in the latest projection, cf. table 1. Table 2: Energy-savings targets laid down for Energy-savings targets 2005 Sector Current consumption Projection without new initiatives PJ Savings PJ Estimated CO2 reduction '000 Tonnes Savings in % compared with projection in 2005 Households Public services Private trade and service Agriculture and industry Total, excl. transport Sub-targets, for example savings targets for individual sectors, are in conflict with the desire for an overall target in the most cost-effective way. If economic inefficiency is to be limited, there is therefore a need to adjust regularly the total savings target and the distribution of initiatives between sectors. The savings targets laid down correspond to the proposed targets in the Promotion of Energy Savings report of September 2002, which was part of the Energy Savings Report The proposed targets were based on assessments of the effects of a number of new specific costeffective instruments. 12

13 As these are relative savings targets, it can be difficult to calculate whether the targets have been met. Energy consumption in 2001 was, apart from private trade and service, slightly less than consumption in Consumption in 1999 was the basis for setting the targets. The positive development in energy consumption over the past couple of years is considered to be partly due to previous energy-savings initiatives. The new projection shows significantly higher energy consumption for private trade and service, and agriculture and industry than the baseline projection for energy-savings targets, cf. chapter 2. The higher energy consumption in 2005 is due to a number of factors, including the withdrawal of certain subsidy schemes to promote energy savings that were included in the previous projection. Compared to the previous projection, realisation of the targets for energy savings would have brought the final energy consumption for all the sectors down to 410 PJ. The new projection brings consumption down to 433 PJ. Some specific instruments included in the basis for the proposed savings targets are developing as predicted, however several of the instruments have not been implemented to the extent anticipated, partly due to the withdrawal of anticipated funding. The new orientation of the existing instruments, as described in chapter 6, primarily aims at making initiatives more efficient and market-oriented, but it is also estimated that it could lead to a certain increase in the savings achieved. The proposals for new energy-savings initiatives, as presented in chapter 7, will help enhance savings initiatives and thus contribute to meeting the targets for savings. As many of the initiatives will only have a serious impact from 2004, however, they cannot have a significant effect in 2005, and therefore they will not ensure that the targets are achieved. 13

14 6. New orientation of existing instruments OVER many years there have been efforts to promote energy savings, and as can be seen in chapter 3, eff iciency improvements by the end users of energy have considerably aided reductions in overall energy consumption. The most important current instruments for the different sectors appear in table 3. Table 3: The most important (statutory) instruments to promote energy savings Sector Instrument Remarks Households Energy and CO 2 taxes Applies to all energy consumption Energy labelling of small buildings Must be implemented on the sale of the building primarily heating consumption Energy labelling of large buildings - ELO Energy labels and an energy plan must be prepared regularly for all large buildings. Includes heating, water, and common electricity Energy labelling of appliances Energy labelling (A-G) of white goods, etc. is compulsory The Danish Electricity Saving Trust conversion of electricity/heating Requirements for energy companies, markets fixed-price agreements, advises customers, and grants subsidies The Danish Electricity Saving Trust Prepares market analyses and campaigns focusing on the efficient appliances price and energy efficiency of appliances Electricity, gas, and district heating companies energy-savings activities Public sector Energy and CO 2 taxes Applies to all energy consumption Energy labelling of large buildings - ELO Organises campaigns and consumer-oriented activities to promote energy savings Energy labels and an energy plan must be prepared regularly for all large buildings Includes heating, water, and common electricity The Danish Electricity Saving Trust conversion of electricity/heating Requirements for energy companies, markets fixed-price agreements, advises customers, and grants subsidies The Danish Electricity Saving Trust efficient appliances Focus on barriers- The Trust makes it simple, safe, and cheap to trade in an energy-appropriate manner Electricity, gas, and district heating companies energy-savings activities Companies offer free energy consultancy and participate in campaigns. Particularly extensive re. electricity Private services Energy and CO 2 taxes There are CO 2 taxes on all energy consumption. Only energy consumption for heating (ie. not electricity) is subject to energy taxes Agriculture and industry Energy labelling of large buildings - ELO Electricity, gas, and district heating companies' energy-savings activities Energy and CO 2 taxes Agreement schemes Electricity, gas, and district heating companies' energy-saving activities Energy labels and an energy plan must be prepared regularly for all large buildings Includes heating, water, and common electricity Companies offer energy consultancy free of charge There are CO 2 taxes on all energy consumption. Only energy consumption for heating (ie. not electricity) is subject to energy taxes Enterprises entering into an agreement receive significant CO 2 tax rebates. Only relevant for particularly energyintensive enterprises Companies offer energy consultancy free of charge 14

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