• 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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  • [Report] Efficiency First is not just another name for energy efficiency: Enefirst defines and contextualizes the principle

    Efficiency First (E1st) is now an established principle of EU energy policy. It has been embedded in various legislative pieces of the Clean Energy for All package in 2018-2019. This report reviews the background of this concept and existing definitions in order to draw a definition that can serve as a basis for the Enefirst […]

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  • Did you say efficiency first?

    Enefirst partners joined forces to bring a comprehensive yet clear and practical definition of the efficiency first principle, to identify policy areas where it can be applied to achieve the highest impact in terms of energy system benefits. The Horizon 2020-funded project will make the efficiency first principle operational in order to better understand its […]

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