• Energy Poverty Handbook 2022

    A compilation of several organisations providing practical solutions to combat the impact of spiraling energy prices and to overcome energy poverty. A first edition of the handbook was released in 2016 with a view to examining the causes and effects of energy poverty, this new edition expands upon the findings of the original Energy Poverty […]

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  • After event material – Towards more energy efficient companies – focus on various industry sectors

    EU-funded ICCEE aimed at bridging inefficiencies in the cold supply chain stages, increasing the energy efficiency and the energy culture of food and beverage manufacturing industries, warehouses, cold storage and logistic operators. The project enhanced the awareness on energy efficiency and sustainable supply chain initiatives at every organisational level, from top management to operational staff. […]

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  • Job opening: Industry expert – Energy and Climate

    IEECP is a non-for-profit, independent research foundation working since 2015 in several European funded projects in the fields of energy efficiency, climate policy, energy poverty, demand side management, business models for energy efficiency and related financing in the framework of cities, regions and countries. In view of expanding these activities, we are searching for a […]

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  • IEECP annual report 2021

    In 2021, the European economy is still struggling with the COVID19 scars yet trying to escape the uncertainty and move on to a recovery phase. 2021 saw political changes, and we were happy to see some measures implemented by the European Commission, such as the proposed revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive strengthening / creating […]

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  • The SENSEI model for Pay-for-Performance schemes in Europe in 20 minutes

    IEECP is back with another lunch seminar and this time it’s on Pay-For-Performance Schemes (P4P) in Europe with the SENSEI Project (Senseih2020) led by Filippos Anagnostopoulos. The project coordinator explains the motivations behind the project as well as the advantages of Pay-For-Performance, and why energy efficiency is more important than ever in Europe amidst the current […]

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  • Europe’s import dependency at your energy-efficient fingertips: the MICATool

    Welcome to the MICATool informal session! Time: Friday June 10th at 15CEST Agenda of the workshop: The objective of MICAT project Energy efficiency has multiple impacts beyond the reduction of energy consumption alone. Some examples include energy cost savings, emission reductions, better air quality, improved health and wellbeing, resource savings, local economic value and new […]

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  • [IEECP Newsletter] May 2022: heating decarbonisation to alleviate energy poverty and more

    This newsletter comes timely, sharing a lot of useful resources when the European Commission is expected to present the RePowerEU package tomorrow, unveiling its Action Plan and complementary proposals. The variety of topics included matches well our portfolio of projects, which results can feed into the package. We presented to key decision-makers in April some […]

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  • Policies to decarbonise residential buildings in Central, Eastern and Southern EU: impact on energy poverty and mitigation strategies

    Almost 34 million Europeans are unable to keep their homes adequately warm, and just as energy prices keep rising, the European Union is increasingly targeting energy poverty in its policy action.   To better understand how to measure and identify energy poverty and evaluate the adequate policies, IEECP established for the European Climate Foundation a study […]

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  • Energy poverty and the future costs under the Energy Efficiency Directive: the role of article 7 policies

    The event organised by IEECP allowed gathering members of the European Commission, European Parliament and National Ministries to discuss key results from projects and initiatives on the topic of energy poverty and the role of policies to alleviate it.  Speakers discussed the role of the Fit-for-55 package, Art7 EED policies as well as EU funds […]

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  • Infographic – Implementing the E1ST principle through a whole system, integrated approach

    Implementing Energy Efficiency First requires looking at the entire energy system and using an integrated approach for energy planning and investment. This means considering jointly the possible evolutions in the energy demand and supply to find the optimal balance which considers all societal benefits and risks, with a long-term perspective. Discover how to implement the […]

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  • Recent developments in the field of Energy Efficiency First

    This short seminar focused on the latest developments in the field of Energy Efficiency First. The war in Ukraine and current tensions with Russia put in the spotlight the vulnerability of Europe to energy imports. Energy Efficiency First (EE1st) is more than ever an essential principle to secure that Europeans’ energy needs are met while […]

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  • Tackling energy poverty : learning from experience in 10 European countries

    Led by IEECP and Enerdata and realised for the ONPE (the French National Observatory for Energy Poverty) – with funding from ADEME, this brochure compiles recent data and knowledge on measures to prevent energy poverty. Based on information available in 2020, 10 country factsheets and a European factsheet allow an international comparison according to the […]

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  • IEECP annual report 2020 – celebrating 5 years!

    Welcome to the second edition of our annual report. The Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy (IEECP) is a non-for-profit, independent research foundation working, since 2015, on science-based climate change mitigation, energy efficiency and renewable energy policy, with an international interdisciplinary team of experts generating and disseminating scientific knowledge.  We act as a knowledge-hub […]

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  • [Report] Policy developments in EU and strategies for P4P business models

    Pay-for-performance (P4P) is the key concept behind SENSEI business models. In a P4P scheme for financing energy retrofit projects, financial flows between the involved parties are linked to the actual – metered – and weather-normalised energy savings. This approach encourages long-term investment and transparent cash-flows (pay) in energy-efficient buildings by metering energy savings smart and […]

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  • [IEECP newsletter] April/May 2021: energy efficiency first, energy poverty in the rented sector, challenges of energy auditing, and much more

    In the era of the new normal, we are all in need of new solutions to battle the same old problems. The last year has, 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 […]

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  • Priority areas of implementation of the Efficiency First principle: enefirst report

    This report, delivered by the enefirst H2020 project, identifies promising policy approaches as regards Efficiency First (E1st) in several EU policy areas: buildings, power markets/networks, gas markets/networks, district heating, energy efficiency, climate and EU funds. The report screened the policy areas and approaches for each policy area by reviewing the EU policy context; conducting interviews and […]

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  • Transferring global experience of “efficiency first” to the EU: enefirst report

    This report, delivered by the enefirst H2020 project, highlights 16 international case examples of efficiency first in practice. Learning from international experience is key to helping policymakers in the EU and its Member States establish a level playing field between demand and supply-side resources, and thus embed the efficiency first decision-making principle in EU policy. […]

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  • [Policy Brief] The role of the Energy Efficiency Directive article 7 in alleviating energy poverty

    H2020 projects SocialWatt and ENSMOV join forces, making use of both projects’ learnings to deliver policy recommendations to improve the consideration of energy poverty through Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). Article 7 of the EED specifically requires European member states to consider the need to alleviate energy poverty in their design 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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