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Monitoring of energy efficiency in EU15 and Norway (ODYSSEE-MURE)

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This project aimed at providing a monitoring of energy efficiency and CO2 trends as well an evaluation of national energy efficiency policy measures and Community Directives. This analysis has been performed at the level of the EU-15 as a whole and on a country-by-country basis (including Norway). It relied on two complementary tools: the ODYSSEE database on energy efficiency / CO2 indicators and the MURE database that contains a description and evaluation of energy efficiency measures by country. All the project's data come from a network of 15 national teams generally belonging to national agencies in charge of energy efficiency.

Results

  • Assessment and analysis of the energy efficiency improvement and CO2 abatement (energy related) at the EU and member state level from 1990 to 2005 through updated and harmonised indicators.
  • Comparison of the relative energy efficiency performance of each member country through adjusted indicators (benchmark)
  • Analysis and evaluation of the main national and European measures for the rational use of energy and for the promotion of renewable energy sources.
  • Progress in the methodology of energy efficiency indicators and the evaluation of measures and packages of measures.
  • Increase the legitimacy and use of indicators through a strong international visibility.
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Lessons learned

  • Energy efficiency has improved at EU15 level of 1% over the period 2004-2005 and around 10% over the period 1990-2005. However large discrepancies do exist among countries.
  • Energy efficiency Policy mix differs among countries due to national circumstances
  • However there is a trend to develop market-oriented instruments and public private partnership even if classical schemes such as grants or regulations are still widely used.
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Contact

Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie
France
Contact point: 
Name: 
Gabriel PLASSAT
Tel: 
0033 0 4 93 95 79 96
Name: 
Didier Bosseboeuf
Tel: 
0033 1 47652355
Name: 
Jacques-Olivier Budin
Tel: 
0033 2 41 91 41 65
Name: 
Therese Kreitz
Tel: 
0033.04.9395.7984
Name: 
Edgar Blaustein
Tel: 
0033 14765 2450

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In brief

Duration:
01/01/2006 to 31/12/2006
Contract number: 
EIHOR/EIE/04/174/2004

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