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SAVE: Energy Efficience and Rational Use of Resources

Energy efficiency and rational use of resources constitute a cornerstone of European energy policy. They are by far the most effective ways to improve security of supply, reduce carbon emissions and foster competitiveness.

According to the recent Action Plan for Energy Efficiency, it is technically and economically possible for the European Union to save 20% of its primary energy consumption by 2020, equivalent to annual fuel savings worth 100 billion euros and a 780 Mt reduction in CO2 emissions compared with the baseline scenario.

Activities funded under SAVE aim to tap this large potential for energy savings by improving energy efficiency and rational use of energy resources, in particular in buildings and industry. Activities to promote energy efficiency in transport are covered separately under STEER.

Activities under SAVE may facilitate optimum implementation of legislation relating to energy efficiency, support preparation of legislative measures and change energy behaviour, so that society uses less energy while enjoying the same or an even better quality of life.

In this respect, institutional capacity-building, awareness-raising, access to capital, training and clear, credible and accessible information on energy-efficient technologies and practices are key elements of SAVE which will foster rational behaviour. They should mobilise the general public and policy-makers at all levels of government, together with market players.

SAVE projects may cover one or more of the following Key Actions:

  • Energy-efficient buildings: for action raising the energy performance of new and existing buildings, in both the residential and tertiary sectors, where the potential is estimated to be around 27% and 30% of energy use, respectively.
  • Industrial excellence in energy: for action increasing energy efficiency in industry, in particular SMEs. Although industry has made more rapid progress on energy efficiency than other sectors, the potential savings remain high, in the order of 25% in manufacturing industry.
  • Energy-efficient products: for action increasing the market share of energy-efficient products and encouraging users to choose and use them rationally.

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