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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-32/1301 – measures in Spain
|Country||Spain , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 04 August 2020|
|Context||COVID-19, Green Transition|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Support for spending, stimulus packages
|Author||Oscar Molina (UAB) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||21 October 2020 (updated 03 November 2020)|
The Council of Ministers has approved the 737/2020 Royal Decree that regulates the Program for the Energy Rehabilitation of Buildings (PREE), which will allocate €300 million for direct aid to actions to improve energy efficiency in buildings built before 2007, such as change of the thermal envelope or the replacement of old boilers with renewable options, such as thermosolar or geothermal.
The PREE, contemplates a higher percentage of aid for vulnerable consumers, is aligned with the economic reactivation policies against COVID-19 of the European Union, focused on the energy transition and digitalization, generating an incentive effect on the generation of employment and economic activity in the construction sector, as well as those related to the start-up of electrical and thermal installations.
Likewise, this aid program contributes to the achievement of the National Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC) 2021-2030, which plans a decarbonization path so that, by the end of this decade, 74% of the electricity system is of origin renewable; and with the Long-Term Strategy (ELP), currently in the process of public consultation, which sets the path for Spain to achieve climate neutrality in 2050.
Both documents point out the need to act in the building stock, which currently represents 30% of the final energy consumed in the country, in order to make it fully sustainable by mid-century. This "wave of rehabilitation" will generate, according to PNIEC estimates, some 48,000 net annual jobs between 2021 and 2030.
The PREE will be coordinated by the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE), dependent on MITECO. Based on the regulatory bases approved today by the Council of Ministers, the Autonomous Communities and Cities must make and publish their respective call for aid.
In the calls published by each region, communities of owners, renewable energy communities and citizen energy communities, individual owners of buildings, whether natural or legal persons, groups of building owners, operating companies, tenants or building concessionaires, may be submitted, companies or energy service providers, and local entities.
The actions eligible for PREE are the following ones:
No data available.
||Applies to all businesses||Applies to all citizens|
Local / regional government
EU (Council, EC, EP)
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No involvement of social partners.
No views of social partners have been reported.
This case is not sector-specific.
This case is occupation-specific
|Occupation (ISCO level 2)|
|Building and related trades workers, excluding electricians|
|Electrical and electronic trades workers|
Eurofound (2020), Aids for the energy renovation of buildings, measure ES-2020-32/1301 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/ES-2020-32_1301.html
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