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List of Financial Incentives
Helps related to money that incites or has a tendency to incite to adopt lighting energy-efficient technologies or practices.
List revised 17 Oct. 2000. Disclaimer .
Austria – Belgium – Denmark – Finland – France – Germany – Greece – Italy – The Netherlands – Norway – Portugal – Spain – Sweden – United Kingdom

Austria

No particular financial incentive referenced to date by the National GreenLight Contact Point

Belgium

aid in the public sector:

for local government buildings (AGEBA program)
for schools and hospitals (ECHOP program)
for sports infrastructure
for public lighting (EPEE)
distributors’ subsidies
aid for businesses:
grant for preliminary study costs
consultancy bonus
tax deduction for energy saving investment
bonuses granted by electricity distributors
aid for staff recruitment: decree 123 PME
subsidy to professional federations
grant for technical approval
grant for basic industrial research
recoverable advance for applied research, development and demonstration
For more information on these aids, please contact your GreenLight Contact Point

Denmark

List being prepared by the National GreenLight Contact Point

Finland

No incentive for energy-efficient lighting only. Other national incentives containing all areas of energy use: governmental, energy audit support, subsidies for energy-efficiency investments etc. See with your National GreenLight Contact Point

France

Grants for demonstration and exemplary operations.

Demonstration operations consist of the first full-scale implementation of innovative efficient techniques or processes coming from the research & Development sector or moved to a new sector. Rate of support: typical 30%, max. 40%.
Exemplary operations deal with energy-efficient technologies that have already been tested (e.g. through demonstration projects) but need to be disseminated at a much wider scale. The objective of exemplary operations is to rapidly create national and regional references. Rate of support: typical 20%, max. 30%.

Contact:
Hervé Lefebvre
ADEME
500 route des Lucioles
F-06560 Valbonne
Phone: +33 (0)4 93 95 79 58
fax: +33 (0)4 93 65 31 96
E-mail: herve.lefebvre@ademe.fr
Web: www.ademe.fr

Germany

No particular financial incentive referenced to date by the National GreenLight Contact Point

Greece

List being prepared by the National GreenLight Contact Point

Italy

No particular financial incentive referenced to date by the National GreenLight Contact Point

The Netherlands

List being prepared by the National GreenLight Contact Point

Norway

No particular financial incentive referenced to date by the National GreenLight Contact Point

Portugal

List being prepared by the National GreenLight Contact Point

Spain

See www.idae.es

Sweden

No particular financial incentive referenced by the National GreenLight Contact Point

United Kingdom

The Energy Saving Trust is a leading organisation in the promotion of the efficient use of energy in the UK. It is an independent and non-profit distributing organisation which runs a variety of energy efficiency schemes.

Other UK-side initiatives that offer support to potential partners are the Design Advisory Service and Site Specific Advice, both run out of BRECSU at the BRE.

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