The business organisations are working to continue the Environmental Agreement on NOx 2011-2017, but a prolonging of the Agreement with the authorities, ensuring a continuation of the NOx Fund, are not yet signed. To ensure that new projects with implementation after 2017 are implemented with low and zero emission solutions, the NOx Fund may grant support to measures with implementation in 2018 and 2019, even though these emission reductions may not be accredited the present Agreement.
The reason behind this decision is that the Fund is large enough to obtain the emission commitments by the end of 2017, and not likely to use all the Fund's means before the end of 2017. In addition, it is also considered likely that the NOx Fund are to be continued and that NOx reductions in 2018 and 2019 may be accredited when the time comes.
The NOx Fund will have limited means available for support to measures in 2018 and 2019. The Fund will carry out a continuing evaluation of the economical frame of these means. If applications for support exceeds the allocated means available, a prioritization between the applications will be carried out and a queuing system will be established.
In order for the Fund to grant support to projects with implementation in 2018 and 2019 there must be tender, construction contract or other circumstances which provides great certainty for implementation of the measure. The NOx Fund do not wish to set aside means to uncertain project. Ordinary support rates and conditions applies.