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.
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.
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.