The effects of climate change are motivating governments to develop climate policy. The framework for this is shaped by European legislation focused on promoting the generation of energy from renewable sources, increasing energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions.

In order to achieve CO2 emissions at the lowest possible costs, the emissions trading system (ETS) was created. The second round of this system went into operation in 2013. ETS primarily focuses on major industrial energy consumers (with plants > 20 MW). In the MFO industry this only concerns the large crushing and refining companies. In sectors involving a great deal of international trade, such as the MFO industry, production threatens to be displaced elsewhere; this is referred to as the Carbon Leakage (CL). These sectors will be assigned free emission rights. MVO, together with affected companies, closely monitors developments. MVO, in cooperation with FEDIOL is maintaining direct contacts with the European Commission. At a national level, MVO coordinates the implementation of the Long-term Energy Efficiency Agreement (MJA3) in the industry. MVO supports companies in the MFO chain in complying with their obligation of preparing an Energy Efficiency Plan (EEP). Each year, MVO organises one or more knowledge transfer meetings on themes contributed by the companies themselves.

For the implementation of the MJA, it works closely with NL Agency. Click here for background information about the MJA.

Click here for the roadmap of the MVO industry.

At the start of a 4-year period, all participating branches set up an Energy Efficiency Plan (EEP). MVO summarizes the plans and calculates the sector ambition and describes the joint activities in the MVO Multiannual Plan.

Last modified: October 19, 2017 07:31