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Primair energieverbruik en CO2-emissie ECN 1998: berekeningsmethode en verbruiksanalyse
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ECN 1-12-1999
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-I--99-012 Other
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Reduction of the emission of carbon dioxide conform the Kyoto agreementis being incorporated in the Netherlands national legislation. The minister of economic affairs has set ambitious targets in reducing the energy intensity of the industrial and services sector. This target concerns a 40% reduction in CO2 emission in 2020 compared with the reference year of 1995. The Netherlands Energy Research Foundation aims to comply with this reduction and the management proposes to commit itself in the licensing agreement to realize at least 60% of the reduction. This commitment concerns a reduction per full time employee, implying that an increase in research staff can be incorporated without violating the targets. This report outlines a detailed calculation protocol in order to unambiguously show compliance with committed levels. This report also shows supporting energy analyses which reveals a further potential to reducing energy consumption levels. Management involvement, communicating with the employees, incorporating the ambition in the quality assurance system and setting up an energy monitoring system are believed to be key elements in achieving the corporate targets. 13 refs.

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