Energy Transition 2020: You and Unique Lights will contribute together!

Energy Transition 2020 is a policy plan of the Dutch government to switch from fossil fuels to entirely renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy. According to this plan, the Netherlands should be one of Europe's most sustainable countries by 2020. During the 'transitional period', the share of conventional energy sources, such as coal-fired power stations, will be increasingly reduced, while at the same time efforts will be made to save as much energy as possible.

The goal is an entirely sustainable energy supply

The goal is eventually to achieve a completely sustainable energy supply. Energy transition does not only entail the construction of windmills and so on, but also research into sustainable technology, such as CO2 capture and storage (CCS), and electric transport.


Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (Netherlands Enterprise Agency)

The implementation of the programme was initially in the hands of SenterNovem, which then merged into the Agentschap NL (NL Agency) and now into RVO. It is a policy plan, aimed at the medium term. The details of the practical implementation cannot be fully foreseen, because there are still many questions, both in social and technical terms. On 1 January 2014, the NL Agency merged with the Dienst Regelingen (Rules and Regulations Agency). Together they continued under the name Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland.


Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)

In 2012, the European Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) was adopted. The directive sets the European target at a 20% reduction in European energy consumption by 2020 and sets obligations for both member states and companies.


Companies are subject to two obligations as of July 2015: Articles 8 and 14. 
Article 8 deals with the implementation of energy audits by large companies. 
Article 14 concerns the cost-benefit analysis for new construction and renovation of larger combustion plants.


Is the energy audit mandatory for your company? And are you obliged to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the heat supply? Find more information here.