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Energy efficiency implemented too slowly in Europe: a status report from “Energy Efficiency Watch3”

By Béatrice Alcaraz on 3 May 2016

More than 1.100 experts from all 28 EU Member States were consulted about the relative progress in energy policies of their own countries in the last 3 years. The aim of the survey was to learn from stakeholders and experts how they see the "real-life" progress of energy efficiency policies and their implementation across different sectors in their respective country.

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The survey showed enormous disparity among Member States in levels of ambition and progress of energy efficiency policies - just as the 2012 survey had. Comparing the level of progress across Member States to the 2012 survey, quite a lot of "up-and-down" movements can be observed. This was often triggered by changes in national governments which resulted in either more or less interest and priority for energy efficiency. Austerity policies also had an impact on the availability of funding programmes for energy efficiency in some Member States.

More information on the approach and the key results of these two surveys can be found in the report together with the 28 country reports published in the context of the Energy Efficiency Watch project. These reports address changes in policies implemented since 2011 by each Member State and their plans.

Read the full report

You can also read the previous survey done in 2012 and all national reports HERE

About EEW project

Started in 2006, Energy Efficiency Watch aims to facilitate the policy implementation process of EU energy efficiency policies and supports market transition by collecting information on the implementation of energy efficiency policies and providing this information to a variety of stakeholders, including European, national, regional, local policy makers and experts.
The EEW is co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe programme and coordinated by EUFORES. The current project (EEW3) runs from August 2014 to August 2017. It directly builds upon its two predecessor projects (EEW1: Sept. 2007 to Feb. 2010 and EEW2: Sept. 2010 to Aug. 2013).
Energy Cities has been a partner of EEW since the beginning.

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