The European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) held their 10th Summer Study from June 6-11, 2011 in Belambra Presqu'île de Giens, France. The ECEEE Summer Study is a place where ideas are exchanged during a full week of panel sessions, presentations and informal meetings among forward thinkers in energy efficiency policy, research and implementation.
The Institute for Industrial Productivity’s Policy and Programs Director, Julia Reinaud, co-chaired a panel entitled Energy use in industry: The road from policy to action. The papers selected in this panel addressed two main themes:
- calculating energy saving potentials and non-energy benefits in industry from energy efficiency measures and;
- policy programs or initiatives governments have implemented to encourage energy savings.
Presentations also emphasized that the significant energy saving potential in industry is greater when used in combination with energy management systems (EnMS) and other systems (e.g. LEAN).