G20 Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures

Argentina

Description: In December 2007 the Government launched the National Programme for the Rational and Efficient Use of Energy (PRONUREE). The PRONUREE includes short and long-term objectives to improve energy efficiency in industry, transport, the residential sector (10% energy savings target for 2016) and the services sector (12% savings for 2016), as well as in public buildings (10% savings for 2016). PRONUREE aims to decrease electricity consumption by 6% compared with a reference projection and to save 1 500 MW by 2016. It also supports educational programmes on energy efficiency, regulations to expand cogeneration activities, labelling of appliances, energy efficiency regulations, and broader use of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to support the development of energy efficiency projects.
National energy efficiency target: 10% to 12% of energy savings target for 2016 in residential, public/private services. Decrease electricity consumption by 6% compared with a reference projection and to save 1 500 MW.
Target year: 2016
Source: Enerdata-Global Energy Research