Energy Efficiency 2019 Technical efficiency progress in 2018 India launches a new residential building code Following the update in 2018 of the Energy Conservation Building Code for commercial buildings, in December 2018 the Indian Ministry of Power launched ECO Niwas Samhita, an Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential buildings (ECBC-R). The government estimates this code has the potential to save 125 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity per year by 2030, equal to half of India’s current residential electricity demand (India Ministry of Power, 2018). A new phase of building energy rating begins in Australia In April 2019, Australia launched a new phase of the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS). Following the success achieved over the past two decades – with USD 792 million in energy bills saved and 5.4 million tonnes of CO2 (Mt CO2) abated (NABERS, 2018) – this new phase will significantly expand the programme, aiming to reduce the environmental impact of all Australian commercial buildings to zero. In the coming five years this will enable new building types, such as schools, aged care, industrial warehouses and retail stores, to obtain an efficiency ratings (NABERS, 2019) In addition, a review of the mandatory disclosure programme for NABERS office energy ratings, the Commercial Building Disclosure Program, is examining the case for expanding the mandatory disclosure of ratings to new sectors. Financial Instruments for Brazil Energy Efficient Cities – FinBRAZEEC FinBRAZEEC aims to unlock private financing for energy efficiency projects in urban areas of Brazil. In particular, it addresses efficient street lighting and industrial energy efficiency. The projects intend to reduce credit risk through loan syndication with commercial lenders and provide technical assistance through studies and capacity building. The programme was granted USD 200 million by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and is implemented by the Brazilian National Bank, Caixa Economica Federal (World Bank, 2018b). FinBRAZEEC joins several existing programmes that expanded their activity in 2018-2019, including the PROCEL Reluz Programme (street lighting), Brazil Mais Produtivo (industry), and the Strategic Alliance Programme for Energy Efficiency (industry). Azerbaijan’s law on energy saving and energy efficiency During 2018 the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan developed the country’s first comprehensive framework law for energy efficiency, with the support of the IEA EU4Energy programme. The law focuses on improving energy efficiency in buildings, as the current building stock results in large heating energy demands in winter. The adoption of this law is a crucial step for energy efficiency in Azerbaijan, which is now moving towards the next step: the development of its first National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (EU Neighbours, 2018). Mandatory policies Mandatory policy coverage reached 35% in 2018. 2 Coverage growth was in line with average growth over the last decade, having increased by 1.4% year-on-year (Figure 3.5). During the past five years, policy coverage growth was mainly driven by replacement of existing equipment stock with new stock subject to existing energy efficiency policies, and this trend continued in 2018. As in the previous two years, the contribution of new policies remains was 2 For a definition of mandatory policies and the other policy types used referred to in this section, refer to Annex B PAGE | 49 IEA. All rights reserved.
Energy Efficiency 2019 Technical efficiency progress in 2018 minor, at only 2% of the policy coverage growth. New policies include the implementation of HDV fuel economy standards in India, MEPS for air conditioning in Chile and other countries, and MEPS for motors in Singapore. In China, the country with the largest share of energy use covered by mandatory policies, that share increases by 2 percentage points to 62% in 2018. Important increases were also registered in the European Union (3 percentage points), Canada (3 percentage points), Mexico (2 percentage points) Korea (1.5 percentage points), and South Africa (1 percentage point). Annual additions to the percentage of global energy use covered by mandatory energy efficiency policies and regulations, owing to new and existing policies 2018 2017 Existing policies 2016 2015 New policies 2014 28% 30% 32% 34% 36% Share of global Total Final Consumption IEA (2019). All rights reserved. Efficiency Policy Progress Index (EPPI) and annual changes in mandatory policy strength, 2000-17 1.40 1.4% Annual editions to global EPPI 1.20 1.00 0.80 0.60 0.40 0.20 0.00 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 1.2% 1.0% 0.8% 0.6% 0.4% 0.2% 0.0% Change in policy strength Annual additions to EPPI (left axis) Change in policy strength (right axis) IEA (2019). All rights reserved. The strength of mandatory policies rose by over 0.4%, a slight increase compared with the previous two years, though still below increases observed during the five years prior, which averaged 0.72%. This indicates that while several new mandatory policies have recently been PAGE | 50 IEA. All rights reserved.
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