• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • H2020 PROSPECT ends, with much resources for regional and local authorities to finance and implement their SECAPs

    After three and a half years of hard work, this is time for the H2020-funded PROSPECT project to end, but not without great successes and achievements to look back at! Innovative financing is often an option for climate projects, but cities, municipalities and regions need to know how to activate and use it: PROSPECT filled […]

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  • Peer-Powered Cities and Regions: Success Stories from PROSPECT

    In urban areas, significant opportunities are available for facilitating the energy transition. Many local and regional governments are implementing initiatives in sectors, such as buildings, lighting, and transport. Although there are political and economic incentives for undertaking such actions, many cities and regions face financial and technical barriers, such as insufficient financial resources and lack […]

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  • ENSMOV: 3 new publications available, on parameters and cost effectiveness for MRV as well as financial sustainability

    Financial Sustainability and Cost Effectiveness of Policies in the Context of Article 7 EED – Article 7 and MRV – Requirements and Best Practice Topics described in this report were chosen based on gaps and needs analyses conducted under the ENSMOV project through survey and desk research. This report focuses on financial topics from the […]

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  • IEECP annual report 2019

    IEECP publishes for the first time in its 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 a look to meet the team and read how it all started… Finally discover our 7 new projects, the ones we […]

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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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  • [Report] Supply chain energy impact analysis and best practices

    The Horizon2020-funded project ICCEE aims at improving energy efficiency in the cold chain of the food and beverage sector, and making it easier for the sector to undertake EE measures across the entire supply chain and accelerate the implementation of energy audit results. To achieve these objectives, a thorough analysis of the supply chain energy […]

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  • Can energy efficiency investments become more transparent, predictable and attractive for investors, financiers and project developers? News from the Triple A project

    What is the project about? To borrow the project words, energy efficiency projects could play a crucial role in transitioning to the future economy post-COVID19, where sustainable growth will be the centre of attention. But to secure and therefore boost energy efficiency investments, attractive project ideas should be identified properly: Triple A’s standardised methodology allows […]

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  • Snapshot of alternative measures in Europe, article 7 EED (as of end 2019)

    Member States are compelled to define policy measures to meet the energy savings obligation set in article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED): these snapshots present an overview of the policy mix used by different European countries, reporting to Article 7 for the obligation period 2014-2020. While Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes set an obligation […]

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  • Report on international experiences with efficiency first, from enefirst

    Implementing efficiency first (E1st) is foundational to the EU strategy for sector integration and the Renovation Wave. The latest enefirst (H2020-funded project) report showcases 16 examples of how E1st has been applied across the US and EU in different contexts, from buildings, finance and planning, to gas and district heating. This report reviews examples of […]

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  • Implementing sustainable measures from climate plans, through innovative financing schemes: new PROSPECT handbook on citizen financing

    This handbook, developed by the H2020-funded PROSPECT project, provides step-by-step guidelines on how local projects can be financed through citizen financing and what can be learned from best practices and case studies related to energy cooperatives and crowdfunding. It was also presented at the Covenant of Mayors C-Track 50 webinar in June 2020: recording and […]

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  • Experience and lessons learned from P4P pilots for energy efficiency: new findings from H2020 SENSEI

    Europe’s buildings have the potential to play a key role in our future energy systems. Making them more efficient reduces the need for expensive power plant capacity, defers the costly upgrading of network infrastructure and enables this infrastructure to be used with more flexibility. Energy efficiency is still not adequately compensated for these benefits, acting […]

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  • Snapshot of Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes in Europe (as of end 2019)

    This snapshot, developed in the project ENSMOV, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, presents an overview of the Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes (EEOS) in Europe. All these schemes are reported to the Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), for the obligation period 2014-2020. EEOS are schemes setting an obligation on energy companies (energy […]

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