NEEAPNational Environmental Education Advancement Project
NEEAPNational Energy Efficiency Action Plan (various nations)
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The real breakthrough came in 2010, when BDL issued Circular 236, and then i n January 2013 with Circular 313, laying down concrete plans for the application of the National Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action (NEEREA) -- the government's approach to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to reach objectives set out on the NEEAP plan.
NEEAPs are required under the Energy Services Directive (2006/32/EC), with Finland being the only member state to strictly respect the 1 July 2007 deadline.
With its NEEAP, "Finland has shown its commitment to the cleanest, cheapest and most secure of energies - the energy that we do not use," said Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs in a statement.
The NEEAP will cover significant energy efficiency improvement measures and expected/ achieved energy savings, including those in the supply, transmission and distribution of energy and its end-uses.
Member states were also expected to submit the first NEEAP (of three) by 30 June 2007.
EEAPs and NEEAPs had been prepared in most of the countries around the world and reviewing reports of their realization status at different conferences and published documents common conclusion is that the worldwide realizations are far behind the targets, predictions and political expectations.
The effort put into developing and implementing these policies is well documented in existing NEEAPs.
The Energy Efficiency Watch (EEW) has published its final 82-page report evaluating, in detail, 12 out of 27 national energy efficiency action plans - so-called NEEAPs.
Compromise amendments call on the Commission to establish minimum requirements for a harmonised template, methodology and evaluation process for NEEAPs.
The Commission's document notes that only two countries legally respected the deadline for handing in NEEAPs.
Under Directive 2006/32/EC on energy end-use efficiency and energy services, member states were to submit NEEAPs by 30 June 2007.
Other NEEAPS introduce so-called white certificates', allowing for the trading of certified' fulfilment of obligations for utilities to meet efficiency requirements.