• [IEECP newsletter] February 2021: nudging consumers to energy efficiency behaviours, e-learning platform for F&B energy efficiency & more

        Download as pdf        View online in html —————————————————————————– We are coming at the end of February, and after two months of 2021, the European economy is still struggling with the COVID19 scars yet trying to escape the uncertainty and move on to a recovery phase. The policy trajectories will determine whether the EU […]

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  • Opinion – Hiding fossil fuel subsidies under clean energy targets?

    IEECP’s Vlasis Oikonomou and NTUA’s Haris Doukas co-author a piece, published on Euractiv, touching upon the reaction of 10 Member States for the green taxonomy to allow them to consider natural gas as a transition fuel. This opens up the discussion on the subsidies for natural gas (and other fossil fuels) under the umbrella of […]

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  • Column for eceee: “Let cost-effectiveness guide recovery funding to national efficiency programs”

    by Vlasios Oikonomou, Jean-Sébastien Broc The EU has set ambitious energy efficiency targets for 2020 (32.5%), while the current trend (for the 2020 targets) shows a deviation of 4-6% annually (State of the Energy Union Report) and the IEA confirmed in its recent Energy Efficiency 2020 report that the energy efficiency progress is too slow at […]

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  • Column for eceee: Time for energy efficiency to be valued as grid resource, by RAP and IEECP

    Samuel Thomas, from the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) and Filippos Anagnostopoulos from IEECP, co-author a column for eceee, introducing a concept studied in the H2020-funded project SENSEI, P4P – Pay for Performance. A quick and valuable read! —————————————————————————————————— What if you, as an electricity consumer, could get compensated fairly for the energy you did not […]

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  • [IEECP newsletter] November/December 2020 – already 5 years!

        Download as pdf        View online in html —————————————————————————– Amidst the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the evolutions in the energy policy in the EU are ongoing and Member States are finalizing their plans for the Recovery Package. These plans include a great deal of supporting energy investments and they should contribute directly […]

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  • [IEECP newsletter] September 2020 – efficiency first barriers, energy poverty brief and IEECP annual report 2019!

        Download as pdf        View online in html —————————————————————————– We are happy to come back after a recharging yet busy Summer, publishing for the first time in our 5 years of existence an annual report for 2019, in which you can read all about our challenges and successes, key policy and outreach highlights. Take […]

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  • How to apply Pay for Performance pilot experiences in Europe: hints from H2020 SENSEI

    Following the publication of a report on experiences and lessons learnt from pay-for-performance schemes in the US, the SENSEI team prepared a short video presentation of the results with examples and how to apply the experiences from P4P pilots in a EU context. SENSEI would appreciate receiving your feedback, so if you also wish to […]

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  • Brief of actions and schemes to consider to tackle energy poverty

    A total of 42 schemes were identified and analysed by the H2020-funded project SocialWatt’s team, based on a number of criteria set. Some of the conclusions include that: the income is frequently used as a proxy to energy poverty, almost all schemes provide information and advice to households, most are funded by a single entity […]

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  • Barriers to implementing the efficiency first principle: new enefirst report

    The H2020-funded project enefirst releases a new publication, authored by BPIE and co-authored by IEECP and RAP: it focuses on barriers to implementing efficiency first In the EU in several policy areas linked to energy use in the buildings sector (such as network codes, renewable energy policy, building regulations and others). The report builds the […]

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  • Implementing sustainable measures from climate plans through innovative financing schemes: insights of PROSPECT

    IEECP wrote an article for the Turkish magazine of the Marmara municipality, KENT, about the H2020 project PROSPECTand implementing sustainable measures from climate plans through innovative financing schemes. Two examples of mentor/mentee are provided, Almada in Portugal and Heerlen in The Netherlands. Read their story and the article in Turkish: https://issuu.com/marmarabelediyelerbirligi/docs/kent_002/76 or in English below. […]

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  • [IEECP newsletter] Summer 2020 – efficiency first examples, energy efficiency projects financing and more

        Download as pdf        View online in html —————————————————————————– Get your summer read with our newsletter and get links to efficiency first examples, tools to assess, agree & assign energy efficiency investment projects and more! The EU Strategy for Energy System Integration was recently presented by EU Commissioner for the European Green Deal Frans […]

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  • [Newsletter] enefirst – Efficiency First is not a new name for energy efficiency

    Considering that the energy demand is not a given input to energy scenarios, but that options exist to better manage or reduce the energy demand: the idea is not new. Concepts such as Demand-Side Management or Integrated Resource Planning have existed since the 1980s. Liberalization of energy markets in the 1990s, and increased awareness of […]

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  • [VIDEO] Hellenic Parliament TV- Discussion on energy poverty, in Greek

    H2020-funded project SocialWatt was presented around disccusions on the energy poverty condition in Greece on the 15th of February 2020. 5 experts participated in a TV show presented by the Hellenic Parliament TV and discussed the current situation in Greece and other European countries. Over 50 million Europeans are facing the energy poverty and are […]

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  • [IEECP newsletter] February 2020 – Article 7 EED, energy poverty, smart finance and more

        Download as pdf        View online in html —————————————————————————– Dear readers, With the submission of the final National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) of most Member States (MS) end 2019, many discussions question the types of support MS need to reach the EU Green Deal targets. The reality is that the EU is far […]

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  • PARIS REINFORCE First Stakeholder Council Dialogue

    The #H2020 PARIS REINFORCE 1st Stakeholder Council Dialogue will take place on November 21st, in Bruegel (Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels, Belgium). Over the course of the projects’ three years, a Stakeholder Council will be developed and engaged with, embodying a diverse group of representatives, including national and EU policymakers; trade unions; industry […]

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  • IEECP newsletter September 2019

    IEECP September 2019 newsletter Dear IEECP friends and colleagues, we are happy to present you our September 2019 newsletter. This newsletter demonstrates updates on EU energy efficiency policy and lessons from European Horizon 2020 projects that we are working on. More specifically: PROSPECT project (Peer powered cities and regions – http://www.h20202prospect.eu) – 120 cities and regions participated […]

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  • EC H2020 PARIS REINFORCE just started!

    The Kick-off Meeting of the new #H2020 PARIS REINFORCE project took place on 10th & 11th of June in Athens, Greece. The EC Horizon 2020 #PARISREINFORCE is a 36 months project coordinated by EPU-NTUA, with the overarching aim to underpin #climate #policymaking with authoritative scientific processes and results, and enhance the science-policy interface, in light […]

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  • Horizon 2020 ENSMOV project (on Article 7 EED) just started!

    Our new EC Horizon 2020 ENSMOV project “Enhancing the Implementation and Monitoring and Verification practices of Energy Saving Policies under Article 7 of the EED” has just started! IEECP Vlasis Oikonomou, Mia Dragovic Matosovic and Jean Sebastian Broc will be leading a group of 15 organisations (energy agencies, policy think tanks and associations of technical […]

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  • IEECP newsletter May 2019

    IEECP May 2019 newsletter Dear IEECP friends and colleagues, we are happy to present you our May 2019 newsletter. This newsletter demonstrates current updates on the EU energy efficiency policy, lessons from European Horizon 2020 projects that we are working on, current topics on the Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive and other findings in […]

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  • IEECP newsletter November 2018

    IEECP November 2018 newsletter Dear IEECP friends and colleagues, we are happy to present you our November 2018 newsletter. This newsletter demonstrates current updates on the EU energy efficiency policy, lessons from European Horizon 2020 projects that we are working on, current topics on the Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive and other findings […]

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