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Action number 13107 Last updated 25/04/2012 15:44:20 Year 2012
Title Energy Efficiency
Acronym EE
Type Action
Url http://re.jrc.ec.europa.eu/energyefficiency/
Institute JRC.F Institute for Energy and Transport (Petten/Ispra)
Leader BERTOLDI Paolo JRC.F.7   E-Mail
Thematic Area TA2 - Development of a low carbon society
TA2.HLO2 - To provide scientific and technical analysis and support for the uptake of end-use energy efficiency policies and action plans initiated by the Commission and Member states
TA2.HLO4 - To carry out integrated assessment of energy technology innovation and its impact on policy to support the decision-making on low-carbon energy technologies options and priorities at EU level
1 Prosperity in a Knowledge intensive society
1.3 Energy and transport

ELARG - Enlargement
ENER - Energy
ENTR - Enterprise and Industry
ENV - Environment
INFSO - Information Society and Media
MOVE - Mobility and Transport


CEN - European Committee for Standardization
CENELEC - European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EIB - European Investment Bank
ETSI - European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
IEA - International Energy Agency
IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
MS EU - Member states EU
Reg Aut Energ - Candidate Countries / Members States regulatory authorities on Energy

DEVCO - Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid
ENER - Energy
ENTR - Enterprise and Industry
ENV - Environment
INFSO - Information Society and Media
RTD - Research and Innovation


UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION
EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
IEA - International Energy Agency
IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ISO - International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Reg Aut Energ - Candidate Countries / Members States regulatory authorities on Energy
UN ECE - UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
WB - World Bank
end-use energy efficiency, integration of energy demand and supply, smart grids, assessment of energy efficiency technologies, assessment of support schemes and policies, energy services, ACP countries, neighbouring countries, demand response
Rationale
The EU is has established ambitious carbon, renewable and energy efficiency targets for 2020: carbon reduction (-20%), energy saving (20%), renewable energies (20%).

Thanks to vigorous research, development, demonstration and market introduction programmes and policies at European, national and regional level, energy efficiency technologies have made significant progress in terms of performance, cost-efficiency and reliability, and market adoption. Whilst technology development has been a key enabler in the progress of energy efficiency, significant penetration would have been impossible without appropriate support policies. The main EU policies that have been adopted are: the re-cast of the Energy Performance of Building Directive, the Eco-design Directive (and the implementing Regulations), the recast of the Energy labelling Directive and Energy Efficiency and Service Directives. In the first part of 2011 a new Commission Action Plan for energy efficiency was adopted, and in June 2011 the Energy Efficiency Directive was adopted.

Now there is a dynamic and growing industry creating an increasing number of jobs in various fields ranging from agriculture and building contractors to heavy machinery manufacturing and semiconductor processing.

Despite the fact that technology development, policies, better public awareness and market forces have combined to achieve significant results, however all of these are not enough to reach the -20% % target by 2020 for energy savings, unless the existing polices are well implemented by Member States and this requires careful monitoring, and follow up, including calculation of the energy savings achieved.

The monitoring and reduction of electrical loads e.g., in modern ICT equipment, data centres, lighting, are of particular interest, as well progresses in energy performance of existing and new buildings. New integrated marketing concepts, like energy service companies (ESCOs), smart meters and demand response have been very successful lately, and break organisational ground for the implementation of advanced efficiency solutions.

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is proving scientific and technical support to EU low carbon and sustainable energy policies development and monitoring, mainly in the Institute for Energy. The Action continues to expand the energy efficiency technologies, markets and policies analysis and provide a robust base for monitoring, evaluating and designing existing and future European and national policies (including Action Plans), as part of the integrated energy policy support provided by the JRC.
Summary of the activity
The Action is focused on policy support for energy efficiency, with particular attention to technology deployment and markets uptakes, and careful monitoring of policy implementation and evaluation. The Action defines and applies criteria for the assessment of technologies, support schemes and policy measures for energy efficient technologies and energy saving measures. It also delivers data and indicators on the progress and evaluation of policies and support measures.

The Action will analyse the trade-offs of the energy efficiency technologies with respect to its environmental, technical and resource impacts as well as economical effects. This will enable European, national and regional authorities to draft and implement strategies for the most efficient use of energy efficiency in order to meet present and future EU targets.

The main focus in 2012 will be the assessment of the 2011 National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs) and yearly follow up of the progresses towards the 2020 energy saving targets, as requested by the Energy Efficiency Directive and in agreement with DG ENER. Other specific focus would be on energy efficiency in buildings (Energy Performance of Building Directive - EPBD), and energy efficiency in ICT (Codes of Conduct) and LED lighting,

The Action has a strong policy and market analysis focus, and through the collaboration with the relevant policy DGs and stakeholders, it will have an important impact on Member States, by providing data on national markets (technologies, potential, barriers) and assessment of national policies (through the assessment of the National Action Plans). The Action has a particular strong focus on Candidate Countries (Turkey, FYROM and Croatia), potential candidate Countries and Neighbouring Countries where there is a large energy efficiency potential, and where there has been less development and support for renewable energies.

Particular emphasis is placed on the integration of energy supply and demand and in anticipating new concepts and developments of energy services (including demand response, distributed generation, smart meters and grids, green and white certificates, feed-in tariffs, etc.) allowing optimal use of energy demand, and in new business models that would support the transition to a sustainable energy system, including new financing schemes and removal of regulatory and technical barriers.

The action is also contributing to SETIS by supplying data on end-use energy efficiency technologies (mainly in buildings, lighting and industrial motor systems) for the Smart Cities roadmap, and with Actions System 13111 and ETEA 13108.

The action will also look at non technological issues (e.g. policies and behaviour aspects) in energy efficiency in the transport sector. When analysing the energy demand the transport sector cannot be neglected, as it is responsible for a large and growing share of consumption. The Action will draw a picture of current national and local policies to reduce energy consumption in transport, as well a summary of key technical potential (in collaboration with Actions TransTech 13102 and System 13111).

In 2011 the Actions has started to develop the concept of creating a Commission in-house office to collect and make available for policy DGs updated information, data, and analysis on energy efficiency for the development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies and targets, technology developments, including resource efficiency and innovation. The Energy Efficiency Office will be placed inside the REEF Action, and it will coordinate all the energy efficiency activities at JRC to provide a one stop shop for the policy DGs. One of the main objectives of the Action for 2012 is to create the Energy Efficiency Office.
 
  1
Assessment of Penetration of Energy Efficiency Technologies and the Future Technologies developments
  1.1
To assess end-use energy efficiency technologies options, in particular on lighting/LED, ICT, motors and drives, technologies for demand response (e.g. smart meters and smart appliances),
Report on LED lighting
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
ENER  - Energy
INFSO  - Information Society and Media
MS EU  - Member states EU
  1.2
To assist DG ENER to prepare the implementing Directives for end-use equipment (lighting, consumer electronics, motor systems, ICT etc.) under the Eco-Design Directive (2005/32/EC) and the Energy Star Regulation. To continue the pre-normative activity of the European Codes of Conduct for Set Top Boxes, UPS, Broadband Equipment and Data Centres. To assist DG ENER in the implementation of the Energy Star Programme (Regulation 2422/2001).
revised Codes of Conduct (which, when finalised are used by the the standardisation bodies, Cenelec, ETSI and IEC ) and technical report to DG ENER
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Technical systems
1.2.3 Sustainable production and consumption
TypeYearNumberTitle
C 20121 Directive 2006/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2006 on energy end-use efficiency and energy services and repealing Council Directive 93/76/EEC
C 20124 Directive 2006/32/EC of 5 April 2006 on Energy end-use Efficiency and Energy Services and repealing Council Directive 93/76/EEC
DIR 201031 Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings
ENER  - Energy
INFSO  - Information Society and Media
CENELEC  - European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
ETSI  - European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
  1.3
Analyse the market acceptance and key barriers for low energy buildings and energy efficiency measures by using the GreenLight, GreenBuilding and Motor Challenge programmes examples in order to support the development of EU R&D, including key contribution to SETPLAN
Report son the GreenLight, GreenBuilding and Motor Challenge programmes
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
ENER  - Energy
INFSO  - Information Society and Media
  2
To assist the implementation of the recast of the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) by: 1. the evaluation of the CEN EPBD standards and the support CEN working groups, in particular TC89 WG 13 on Dynamic Methods. 2. the support for the development of a comparative methodology framework for calculating cost-optimal levels of minimum energy performance requirements for buildings. 3. the support to the strategy for very low- or "zero" energy buildings, using data and experiences in the European GreenBuilding Programme.
  2.1
GreenBuilding programme implementation and monitoring
GreenBuilding Annual Report and GreenBuilding Award
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
ENER  - Energy
Reg Aut Energ  - Candidate Countries / Members States regulatory authorities on Energy
  2.2
To support the development and implementation by Member States of a comparative methodology framework for calculating cost-optimal levels of minimum energy performance requirements for buildings. Support DG ENER in the implementation of the Recast EPBD and for the promotion of very low- or "zero" energy buildings
Technical reports on the EPBD Cost Optimal Methodology and on the low energy buildings (using GreenBuilding data) for the EPBD
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
1.2.1 Low carbon society
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 201031 Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings
ENER  - Energy
  2.3
Evaluation of the CEN EPBD energy standards and to support CEN TC 371 and working groups on EPBD related energy standards and in particular TC89 WG 13 on Dynamic Methods for In-situ measurements and analysis of thermal performance.
Report on Dynamic Methods for In-situ measurements and analysis of thermal performance.
31/12/2012
1.2.1 Low carbon society
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 201031 Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings
ENER  - Energy
CEN  - European Committee for Standardization
  3
To analyse specific technical and non-technical barriers to energy efficiency investments, new developments in the ESCO and energy services market, innovative financing options for the retrofitting of existing buildings and the demand response potential and latest developments
  3.1
Research on innovative financing schemes for energy efficiency and monitoring the actual implementation of financing schemes for energy efficiency in Member States, candidates countries and neighbouring countries.
Report on financing schemes in Member States, Candidates Countries, and Neighbouring countries
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
ENER  - Energy
EBRD  - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EIB  - European Investment Bank
  3.2
Analysis of the Energy Services and ESCO market and recommendations on how further expand it
Report on the Staus of the ESCO market in the Member States, Candidate Countries, and Neighbouring Countries
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
1.2 Sustainable Growth - Resource efficiency and industrial competitiveness
TypeYearNumberTitle
C 20124 Directive 2006/32/EC of 5 April 2006 on Energy end-use Efficiency and Energy Services and repealing Council Directive 93/76/EEC
SectionTopic
1: Forthcoming initiatives 201224:Spectrum for more efficient energy production and distribution
ENER  - Energy
EBRD  - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EIB  - European Investment Bank
  3.3
Analysis of the development of demand response and demand response potential in the EU
Report on the status of Demand Response in the EU
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
1.2 Sustainable Growth - Resource efficiency and industrial competitiveness
ENER  - Energy
INFSO  - Information Society and Media
  3.4
To contribute to the implementation of new energy efficiency measures, policies and in the Candidate Countries, Potential Candidate Countries, European Neighbourhood Policy Partner Countries in the building sector, with particular focus on financial schemes and on the energy services activities.
JRC E&I workshop on energy efficiency. Workshop proceedings
01/08/2011
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
AIDCO  - EuropeAid Cooperation Office
ELARG  - Enlargement
ENER  - Energy
EBRD  - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  4
Administrative Arrangement on support for the Energy Service Directive and the new Energy Efficiency Directive to in particular on the energy saving calculation methodology, and in the evaluation of the second National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) by Member States, and the energy efficiency progresses by Member States towards the 2020 target. The Administrative Arrangement will be the main task for the Action in term of resources.
Deliverable  4.1
Several ad-hoc reports for DG ENER as specified in the AA
31/12/2012
Sustainable Growth - Resource efficiency and industrial competitiveness
TypeYearNumberTitle
C 20121 Directive 2006/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2006 on energy end-use efficiency and energy services and repealing Council Directive 93/76/EEC
ENER - Energy
  5
Contribute to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report on Climate Change by contributing to the chapter on mitigation actions in buildings
Deliverable  5.1
Contribute as leading author to the chapter on energy efficiency in buildings
31/12/2012
Scientific Publications
IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  6
Administrative Arrangement on support for the Covenant of Mayors. The Action provides support to cites for the development of Local Sustainable Energy Plans (SEAPs), for the assessment of the SEAPs submitted and to monitor the implementation of SEAPs. In 2011 a new Administrative Arrangement was signed with DG DEVCO to expand the scientific support to Covenant of Mayors to some East European and Central Asian countries.
Deliverable  6.1
Deliverable as specified in the two AAs. In particular analysis of cities'SEAPs and monitoring their implementation
31/12/2012
JRC contributions to policy documents
Development cooperation
AIDCO - EuropeAid Cooperation Office
ENER - Energy
  7
To analyse the energy efficiency polices for the transport sector. Review of Member States' policies and measures (taxation, eco-pass, incentives, information, emission trading, etc.) to promote energy efficiency in the transport sector (clean vehicles, behaviour change, public transport).
Deliverable  7.1
Report or peer reviewed paper on the latest developments on energy efficiency policies in Member States including example at local/city level
31/07/2012
Scientific Publications
ENER - Energy
MOVE - Mobility and Transport
IEA - International Energy Agency
  8
To establish a Commission in-house Energy Efficiency Office to collect and make available for policy DGs updated information, data, and analysis on energy efficiency for the development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies and targets, technology developments, including resource efficiency and innovation. The Energy Efficiency Office will coordinate all the energy efficiency activities at JRC to provide a one stop shop for the policy DGs.
Deliverable  8.1
Reports covering data and analysis to support Commission policy developments, e.g. Impact Assessments, Communications, Regulations, and monitoring of implementation by MSs
31/12/2012
JRC contributions to policy documents
Sustainable Growth - Resource efficiency and industrial competitiveness
TypeYearNumberTitle
C 20121 Directive 2006/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2006 on energy end-use efficiency and energy services and repealing Council Directive 93/76/EEC
C 20124 Directive 2006/32/EC of 5 April 2006 on Energy end-use Efficiency and Energy Services and repealing Council Directive 93/76/EEC
DIR 200632 DIRECTIVE 2006/32/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 5 April 2006 on energy end-use efficiency and energy services and repealing Council Directive 93/76/EEC
DIR 201031 Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings
ENER - Energy
ENTR - Enterprise and Industry
ENV - Environment
INFSO - Information Society and Media
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