A new law, the Federal Energy Efficiency Act, was adopted on July 9th, 2014, with the required constitutional majority in the National Council and was published on August 11th, 2014. In this new Austrian Energy Efficiency Law, which is now already implemented and also in force, the national energy efficiency headline target - the Austrian final energy consumption must not exceed 1.050 PJ in 2020 - is set out.
Austria will reach this target by:
a bundle of measures which can be divided into the categories industrial buildings, production and services as well as trade and small-scale consumption, mobility, energy provision, security of energy supply and general measures as well as by
an obligation system.
As of 1st January 2015, all energy suppliers (with the exception of very small businesses) must implement demonstrable measures to increase energy efficiency to reach a target of 0.6% annual increase in energy efficiency (energy savings obligation system). IEA/IRENA Global Renewable Energy Policies and Measures Database © OECD/IEA and IRENA, [November 2020]

Impact indicators:
  • 1
    Name: Share of renewables (%)
    Value: 24
    Base year: -
    Target year: 2020
    Comments: Share of renewable in electricity production,