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European uptake of successful implementations of Industrial LTA's as a part of voluntary agreements on energy savings (EU LTA UPTAKE)

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LTA UPTAKE started in October 2007 and aims to: Develop a toolkit to facilitate sector associations and governments in setting up Long Term Voluntary Agreements (LTAs) on energy efficiency; gain mutual benefits: energy costs saving, less environmental legislation, less administrative burden for the sector, improved environmental sector image and achieving national environmental targets LTAs are Long Term Agreements between industrial sectors and the government. The LTA approach has proven to be successful in SME sectors resulting in substantial energy efficiency improvement, e.g. more then 30% energy savings in a number of industrial SME sectors over the past decade. This project will provide a number of instruments to be selected by any industrial association and/or national government, willing to implement LTAs to achieve its national or sectoral GHG emissions reduction targets. The key players in building an LTA are: Industrial Associations Relevant Authorities Independent Experts

Results

  • An overview of LTA experience in Europe (achieved)
  • Definition of supportive tools (achieved)
  • An active expert platform with representatives from industries and public authorities, partly trained in conducting LTA processes and able to provide feed back on the toolkit (expected)
  • Three pilot LTAs signed (expected)
  • A toolkit, validated by the expert platform (expected)
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Lessons learned

  • The first lesson learnt is that a web-based annotation system is an efficient tool, when vast amounts of texts have to be edited / commented on by a large number of people.
  • Public authorities of Central European countries are interested in Voluntary Agreements or LTAs but do not have a complete overview on consequences when considering entering an LTA pilot. It is important to define very small steps which are considered feasible for these authorities.
  • For this type of project it is difficult to foresee all dissemination actions completely in advance, so it is important for EU LTA Uptake to identify as many suitable opportunities as possible to promote the project results and benefits.
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Contact

NL Agency
Netherlands
Contact point: 
Name: 
Antoinet Smits
Tel: 
003146 4202 358
Name: 
Miett Tajthy-Carmelitano
Tel: 
0031-46-4202 304
Name: 
Mr Sliman Abu Amara
Name: 
Herman Gels
Tel: 
+ 31 30 214 78 37
Name: 
Miett Tajthy-Carmelitano
Tel: 
+31-30 214 7953
Name: 
Peter Wilbers
Tel: 
0031 30 239 35 01
Name: 
Lex Bosselaar
Tel: 
0031 30 2393 495
Name: 
Dr John Neeft
Tel: 
+31 88 6022 605
Name: 
Peter Wilbers
Tel: 
0031 30 239 35 01
Name: 
Nicole van Beeck
Tel: 
0031 30 239 3504
Name: 
Neeft john
Tel: 
+31 88 6022 605

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In brief

Duration:
01/09/2007 to 30/06/2009
Contract number: 
EISAV/EIE/07/057/2007

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