Energy efficiency policies in Europe have made considerable progress, according to a suite of new reports from the Energy Efficiency Watch. However, more effort will be required to reach the European Union’s 2020 target of cutting projected energy use by 20 percent, they warned.
IIP stresses that these goals could be more easily realized if more is done to improve the energy efficiency of industry, which in Europe accounted for 25.1 percent of total energy end use in 2013, according to the European Commission.
The Energy Efficiency Watch reports, released this week, look at the progress of different countries across Europe and highlight several excellent energy efficiency policies, one of which is Ireland’s Large Industry Energy Network (LIEN), an exemplar program focused on industrial energy efficiency.
The new publications have been posted on IIP energy efficiency resources database (see the links below), or you can find them on Energy Efficiency Watch’s website:
- Key policy conclusions;
- A brochure on making Europe number one in energy efficiency;
- An Expert Survey Report, which features input from over 1100 experts on the progress of efficiency policies in each European Member State
- Individual reports on the progress of energy efficiency in European Member States
- 10 case studies on exemplar energy efficiency policies, including the Large Industry Energy Network in Ireland, the Danish Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme, Energiesprong (Energy Leap) in the Netherlands, car registration tax in Latvia, the KfW program in Germany, the Energy Manager Obligation and White Certificate Scheme in Italy, Nordsyn, the Nordic Market Surveillance on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directive, sustainable public procurement in the Netherlands, the Slovak Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Finance Facility (SlovSEFF), and the Danish Building Code.