A number of EU Member States have implemented voluntary agreements to achieve energy savings and emission reductions through improved energy efficiency in different end-use sectors, mainly for industry. In December 2017, CONUEE signed the first voluntary energy efficiency agreement with Nestlé México (a major food and beverage company). The company plans to invest more than MXN 70 million in its Nescafé plant in Toluca to reduce energy consumption by 13%. This paper analyzes the design of existing AVs with respect to general frameworks, objectives and sectors, commitments and commitments, motivation for membership, reporting and monitoring of provisions and results of existing VAs, as reported by national authorities. The document summarizes the main characteristics of voluntary agreements and makes recommendations for the proper implementation of this political instrument. The Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement Program (CEEVA) includes two important initiatives that have committed to continuous improvement in the energy efficiency of set-top boxes (STBs) and small network equipment (SNE): the comparison of policy instruments implemented by countries with or without voluntary agreements has failed to identify certain policy instruments competing with voluntary agreements. Learn more about what some signatories are doing, including details about the energy efficiency of their devices. Follow the latest developments in the sector`s energy-saving effort. Many European countries have voluntary or long-term agreements with industry to improve the energy efficiency of the sector. While some of these countries have needed voluntary agreements for more than 20 years, others have abandoned their countries. Have voluntary agreements ended? If not, how will they be designed today to contribute as much as possible to the Paris Agreement and to promoting energy efficiency in the industry? Analysis of the design of the various European voluntary agreements on industrial energy efficiency revealed a great diversity. Apart from the gradual introduction of the implementation of energy management systems as an obligation in most voluntary agreements, there is no trend towards harmonization of the project. The Voluntary Agreement on Continuous Improvement of Energy Efficiency of Set-top Boxes (STB) was adopted to promote the improvement of the energy efficiency of STBs while promoting innovation and competition.
The signatories include all major cable, satellite and telecommunications service providers, which account for more than 90% of the U.S. pay-TV market, as well as major manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates. The Department of Energy welcomed both the initial agreement reached with supporters in 2013 and the renewal of the agreement in 2018. This analysis concludes that voluntary agreements can still have a future in Europe, provided there is still room to stimulate effective energy consumption practices in the industry, compared to an ever stricter base, which is both profitable for the government and attractive to industry. The main objective of the voluntary agreement on continuous improvement of the energy efficiency of small network equipment (SNE) is to improve the energy efficiency of equipment used for access to private broadband internet services, while promoting rapid innovation and the timely introduction of new features for consumers. All major Internet service providers and many major manufacturers are participating in the agreement. The energy intensity reduction target should be agreed with CONUEE on the basis of the average energy intensity of the subsector concerned and should be updated every three years. SENER will appreciate and disseminate the achievements of VA participants. In addition, CONUEE conducts an evaluation of the program every two years.