How the COVID–19 pandemic influenced the implementation of Article 7 EED?
COVID-19 crisis has significantly reduced the investments in energy efficiency. Most energy savings achieved in the last year could be linked to general financial savings rather than to energy efficiency investments. Therefore, the rebound effect of energy consumption could be a concern. The results of the survey launched few months ago have been discussed with policy makers, end users and energy efficiency market actors in a recent workshop.
Learn about Italy’s experience with tax relief programmes for energy efficiency
Tax reliefs and deductions are the main tools used to promote energy efficiency in the building sector and can help speeding up renovations. Dr. Elena Allegrini from the Italian National Agency for New Technologies (ENEA) highlights main features and results achieved in Italy through the scheme that has been in place for about 15 years and the recently-launched Superbonus which is expected to produce interesting results in terms of energy savings in the coming years.
KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PLATFORM
Do you need help on the implementation of the Article 7 of the EED?
In our newly launched knowledge transfer platform best practices, guidelines, case studies, training materials and country reports from the EU and beyond are available for public authorities and other key stakeholders to support the implementation of energy efficiency policies. An online forum and a LinkedIn group offer the possibility to share ideas and have direct support by asking questions to country experts for the countries listed. Learn more in this tutorial.
What our stakeholders want to know more about
Article 7 and climate targets, the side effects of EEOs and alternative measures, and how IT tools can support cost efficient measures, resulted as the top three areas where Member States would benefit from knowledge exchange and will be addressed by ENSMOV in its second cycle of knowledge exchange. This is the result of the stakeholder needs assessments carried out in April, see full report for more details.
Cost-effectiveness and financial aspects of EEOs
How are different countries estimating costs and evaluating energy efficiency obligation schemes? What are the main parameters that influence the cost of an EEO? Get some insights on the real cost and financial aspects of implementing an EEO scheme, listening to the 4th Thematic Webinar, with two case studies from France and Italy, and experiences from other countries (Poland, Greece, Austria, Bulgaria, Ireland, UK).
Step-by-step guide for setting up and modifying an MRV scheme
How to set up and modify a monitoring, reporting and verification scheme (MRV)? In the 5th Thematic Webinar the current status of MRV schemes in Austria, Croatia, and Greece is presented, focusing on the technical aspects and in particular on the setting up and modifying of MRV schemes in the respective countries. Benefits and main issues arising from MRV are discussed and concrete examples provided such as tackling the issue of double-counting and determination of sample sizing.
What’s the status of implementation of Article 7 of the EED in south-eastern Europe?
This Regional Webinar organized by ENSMOV together with the Energy Community Secretariat, provides a general overview of EEOs and alternative measures at the EU level, focusing on the status of implementation of Article 7 of the EED in the Energy Community countries with examples from Bulgaria and Croatia.
ENSMOV (Enhancing the Implementation and Monitoring and Verification practices of Energy Saving Policies under Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive - EED) is a 3 years European Union Horizon 2020 project running from June 2019 onwards. The project is led by the Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy (http://www.ieecp.org) in the Netherlands.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.840034