Decree 140/2007: Presidential decree declaring rational and efficient energy use a national priority Argentina 2007

Name of policy Decree 140/2007: Presidential decree declaring rational and efficient energy use a national priority
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Argentina
Region South America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Policy support
    • Strategic planning
      • Institutional creation
      Sector name
      • Industry
        • Electricity and heat
          • Buildings
            • Transport
              Policy description Decree 140/2007 uncovers the National Program for Rational and Energy Efficiency Use and ensures funding and the necessary institutional arrangements for the implementation of this plan. In the long run, the plan addresses the following sectors and areas of action: Industry; Commercial and Service Sectors; Education; Cogeneration; Energy efficiency standards and labelling; Public lighting; Transportation; Residences; Climate Change–Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

              Furthermore, this decree establishes the renewable energy target of 8% by 2017.

              Policy type
              • Energy efficiency
              • Renewables2
              Policy stringency
              Implementation state Implemented
              Date of decision 2007
              Start date of implementation
              End date of implementation
              High impact
              Impact indicator


              Source or references Decree 140/2007 (Spanish): http://www.nuestromar.org/noticias/leyes_decretos_y_resoluciones_recientes_12_2007_decreto_140_2007_poder_ejecutivo_

              Summary in English from LSE Grantham Institute: http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/law/decree-1402007-presidential-decree-declaring-rational-and-efficient-energy-use-a-national-priority/

              Supports policies
              Is supported by policies
              Comments (background and assessment)
              Status Final

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