Summer 2022 - Newsletter

Dear reader,

We offer today and for this summer edition a new version of our newsletter: shorter texts with direct links to the news and categorised news items. We hope that this will help you find quickly what interests you and can feed your work and will be happy to receive your feedback.

In the next months, starting from September, IEECP will kick off many new projects (over 15!) and looks forward sharing more with you. We can already mention that the topics range from regional efficiency first, smart readiness innovation for buildings and energy poverty to local / regional planning and more. Our website will be reshuffled to host most of these new projects and become a hub of information for climate and energy topics. Stay tuned!

We release this month our annual report 2021, gathering insights about our team, our key publications, the year highlights and the policy impact IEECP had last year. The last years have, more than ever, made us aware that there are uncertainties that can change our lives and businesses in an instant. As with every obstacle, there is a way to turn it into an opportunity – during great uncertainty, it becomes ever more important to focus on creating innovative solutions and building an agile community that can easily adapt to change. Now, we are all in this together to shape the green energy future – we owe it to the next generation. We invite you to join us on the innovative path to a more sustainable future – use our available ideas, research, and findings to improve your policies, businesses, and everyday living.

Greetings from the IEECP team

Marine Perrio and Vlasis Oikonomou, for the IEECP team

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FOCUS ON

NEW! IEECP joins the newTRENDs project consortium to support the communication activities

newTRENDS recognizes and models the influence of new societal trends on energy demand, and develops scenarios of their future development. "Understanding new societal trends and their potential impact on future energy demand allows us to design a desirable future instead of trying to fix what has gotten out of control." Dr. Heike Brugger, project coordinator. Read more about the cross-sectoral modelling work.

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ENERGY POVERTY

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR COMPANIES AND ENERGY SAVINGS

A comprehensive approach to estimate the Multiple Impacts of Energy Efficiency

The H2020 MICAT project prepares for the release of its tool to estimate the multiple impacts of energy efficiency. The tool analyses various data and policy scenarios which compare and assess the relevance of the Multiple Impacts at the local, national and EU governance levels to address broad target groups.  Watch what energy efficiency experts have to say about it.

How did Greece shift from a climate pioneer position to a laggard one?

Haris Doukas (NTUA) and Vlasios Oikonomou (IEECP) write why the first Greek climate law is not adequate as it promotes fossil fuels with no mention of energy poverty, energy justice or efficiency first.

Analysing white certificates in Sweden: interview

Interview of Tea Alopaeus, Principal secretary of the Inquiry on White certificates, discussing how ensmov is supporting in the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive article 7.

Towards more energy efficient companies – focus on various industry sectors, after event material

What are the factors preventing and facilitating the implementation of energy efficiency measures for companies and supply chains? What is the supply chains potential to act as a leverage for the decarbonisation of companies? Did you miss the ICCEE and DEESME final event? Catch up now with the recording, a briefing with the event highlights, and the presentations. Read more news in the latest DEESME (national schemes for EE in SMEs) and ICCEE (cold chain energy efficiency focus) newsletters.

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EFFICIENCY FIRST

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BEHAVIOURAL INSIGHTS

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FINANCING

Facilitating Energy Efficiency Project Financing at an Early Stage

The Triple-A project has come to an end: check out the final event recording to hear about all findings and recommendations useful for the financing community, project developers, energy and industry experts and many more.

Pay-for-performance: a bunch of resources available to understand (and apply!) it in EU

What is P4P? What are the benefits and challenges? Concrete examples? Find the answers in an IEECP short event (20 minutes), presenting the latest updates on the topic, especially from the SENSEI EU project, in an article for the EU Energy Innovation magazine and the latest project newsletter (including many reports, open access articles, videos, etc.).

Has your city or region implemented sustainable energy and climate actions by using innovative financing schemes?

Share your experience with your peers and gain visibility for your municipality or region! Apply as a PROSPECT+ mentor until 15 July. If you are hesitant, get convinced by meeting existing mentors (in gifs)!

You can also find out more about the latest project activities in a short lunch talk recording, highlighting in addition latest results from the ENERGee Watch project.

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CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION

What is climate resilience and why is it so urgent to strengthen it?

Eu-funded project REGILIENCE members met in Vienna, in a meeting that aimed at being as efficient as possible. We visited adaptation measures in a 25 kilometres bike tour, which you can read about in a short article. What are Vienna's surprising and inspiring adaptation measures? You can also test your knowledge in a short quiz!

REGILIENCE coordinator Guido Schmidt writes about climate resilience: apart from climate change affecting biodiversity, our food, energy and health systems, it can also lead to our extinction. This is where climate resilience comes into the picture. In addition, REGILIENCE releases an article focusing on the health impacts of climate change, especially on the most vulnerable ones.

Finally, you can follow the project on Twitter and get some visual “what is the difference”, comparing close items linked to climate.

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EVENTS

IEECP is moving headquarters to EUSEW 2022 – the EU Sustainable Energy Week. Meet or join us end of September in the following events:

• The role of multiple benefits in the European green transition, 23/09, 12h-13h30, by MICAT and DEESME, online

• More women in renewables and energy communities: safeguarding an enabling policy framework, 22/09, 9h-10h30, by BECoop, online

• Towards energy aware behaviours: how studies on young generations can inform better policy design, 29/09, 9h30-11h, by NUDGE, in-presence and online

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The IEECP newsletter gathers news from projects receiving funding from the European Horizon 2020 programme. See all projects IEECP coordinates or participates in.