Energy Efficiency Watch 3 (EEW3) wants to facilitate the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive and support market transition by collecting information on the implementation of energy efficiency policies and providing this information to a variety of stakeholders such as European Parliament, European Commission, national, regional, local policy makers and experts.
The core objective of EEW3 is to establish a constant feedback loop on the implementation of European and national energy efficiency policies and thus enable mutual learning on effective policy making across the EU. EEW3 screens progress of national policies, looks into legislative documents, seeks experts’ knowledge via an EU-wide survey and creates new consultation platforms with a wide spectrum of stakeholders (parliamentarians, regions, cities, business and expert stakeholders).
EEW3 will show how energy efficiency policies are implemented across the EU, what are the challenges and barriers to implementation and suggest solutions.
Quantitative and qualitative surveys and interviews will be held, the experience of the business community will be gathered, core legal documents will be analysed in order to find answers from several perspectives on the key question: how effective are the policies? What implementation progress has been made? How will future policies and instruments have to be improved in order to make Europe more energy efficient on the ground and not only in the policy papers? This input will be complemented by feedback from the industry, regional and local stakeholders and city representatives.
EEW3 follows-up on previous EEW projects initiated by the call of Members of European Parliament and national parliaments in 2006.
Based on the collected feedback EEW3 will deliver:
• 28 national reports on progress in energy efficiency policies in every EU Member State,
• 10 case studies of well-established policy packages,
• a brochure on strategic policy and business conclusions and a Feedback Loop Report.
What Energy Cities is doing in Energy Efficiency Watch 3?
Energy Cities was leading the work-package “Activation and consultation of networks”. In order to keep the dialogue with a few more engaged local political key players running and to set up a consolidated opinion of the network we will:
• Integrated EEW2 sessions into three Energy Cities annual Rendezvous 2015 in Aberdeen),
• Host three lunch discussions between ENC Board members and stakeholders from local, national and European level, Covenant of Mayors signatories.
• Link the EEW project to the Covenant of Mayors by bringing together City Mayors with the Member States governments and parliaments via 3 annual ENC Webinars over and 7 national meetings with national Covenant of Mayors Clubs
• Organise 7 national ENC Webinars