The EU’s Climate and Energy Package was introduced in 2009 to ensure that the region meets its 20-20-20 targets. The EU plans to reduce its GHG emissions by 20% and increase the share of renewable energy consumption to 20%. As per EU’s Effort Sharing Directive launched in 2006, each member country has committed to an indicative 9% reduction in energy usage by 2016 compared to 2005 levels.Analysis of key facets of the EU 20-20-20 targets and the Netherlands's interpretation of the same.Benchmarking of the Netherlands's performance against that of other major European countries in terms of energy efficiency and target achievement.Analysis of the Netherlands's performance with respect to its set targets for emissions control and energy efficiency.Key business opportunities generated by the Netherlands through policies and measures undertaken to achieve its emissions and efficiency targets.Though the Netherlands has low current potential for manufacturers, it has ambitious 2020 targets and a supportive framework for energy efficiency. To achieve energy saving targets under ESD, since 2007 the Dutch government has come up with various energy efficiency measures especially for sectors like households, transport and industries.A set of instruments have been targeted at various aspects of residential energy use. New rules for housing are expected to provide new opportunities for manufacturers, especially in district heating and energy efficient appliances. This is expected to be the case in the long term as housing is estimated to hold the highest savings potential.While the Netherlands’s investment potential is below that of larger, more energy consumer countries like France and Germany, the broad scope of initiatives and strong framework in place, makes it an attractive opportunity for companies dealing with energy efficiency and emissions control mechanisms and product lines.Assess the Netherlands's potential for investment in sectors involving energy efficiency and emissions mitigation.Analyze trends for energy usage, emissions control and legislations in place in the Netherlands in order to meet its EU 20-20-20 targets.Identify sectors with high levels of legislative support and their future outlook.