National Energy efficiency Programme 2008 Saudi Arabia 2008

Name of policy National Energy efficiency Programme 2008
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Saudi Arabia
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Air pollution
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Fiscal or financial incentives
    • Target
      • Energy efficiency target
      • Information and education
        • Performance label
        • Regulatory Instruments
          • Auditing
            • Codes and standards
              • Building codes and standards
              • Product standards
          Sector name
          • Electricity and heat
            • Gas
            • Oil
          • Buildings
            • Appliances
          • Industry
            Policy description Overall target on EE: Increase Energy efficiency (electricity) by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.

            The Program is a broad policy package covering a number of objectives: introduction of energy audits, energy efficiency labels, standards for appliances, a construction code, and technical management and training provision for a more efficient use of oil and gas.

            "The programme implemented energy auditing in the industrial and commercial sectors among many other energy efficiency initiative in both industrial and residential facilities. Phase 2 of the NEEP was started in 2012 with a support from UNDP. The project focuses on four major outcomes with overall goal of capacity development for the new Saudi Energy Efficiency Centre: design of the first Energy Conservation Law and related action plans and regulations." (http://www.unep.org/transport/airquality/SaudiArabia.pdf)

            Policy type
            • Energy efficiency1
            Policy stringency
            Implementation state Implemented
            Date of decision 2008
            Start date of implementation
            End date of implementation
            High impact
            Impact indicator
            NameValueBase yearTarget yearComments
            Energy efficiency improvement target (%)302,0052,030electricity sector


            Source or references http://www.sa.undp.org/content/dam/saudi_arabia/docs/Projects/80559pd.pdf

            http://www.unep.org/transport/airquality/SaudiArabia.pdf

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

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