Energy Savings Indicators for Policy Development in EU

Energy Savings Indicators for Policy Development in EU

Loading
Loading Social Plug-ins...
Language: English
Save to myLibrary Download PDF
Go to Page # Page of 15

Description: Energy efficiency is a top policy priority in EU. They have binding targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (-20%), increasing share of renewable energies (+20%) and a politically endorsed target to save 20% primary energy in 2020 compared to projections. The how-tos and challenges in to energy saving policy monitoring.

 
Author: Ms. P-L Koskimiaki, European Commission (Fellow) | Visits: 3983 | Page Views: 4702
Domain:  Green Tech Category: Environmental Subcategory: Policy 
Upload Date:
Short URL: https://www.wesrch.com/energy/pdfTR1AU1PKBRSFU
Loading
Loading...



px *        px *

* Default width and height in pixels. Change it to your required dimensions.

 
Contents:
l Energy savings indicators for policy
development in EU
IEA Energy Efficiency Indicators Workshop Paris, 21 January 2009
Ms. P-L. Koskim�ki European Commission Directorate General for Energy and Transport

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Energy efficiency is a top policy priority
Competitiveness
� Internal Market � Interconnections (Trans-European networks) � European electricity and gas network � Research and innovation Clean coal Carbon sequestration Alternative fuels Energy efficiency Nuclear

FULLY BALANCED INTEGRATED

Sustainable Development
� Renewable energy � Energy efficiency � Nuclear � Research and innovation � Emission trading

AND MUTUALLY REINFORCED

Security of supply
� � � � � International Dialogue European stock management (oil/gas) Refining capacity and energy storage Diversification Energy Efficiency

The famous 20/20/20 by 2020 targets

. . .

Binding targets on greenhouse gas emissions reductions (-20%) and increasing share of renewable energies (+20%) Politically endorsed target to save 20% primary energy in 2020 compared to projections Political debate on energy efficiency /saving targets on-going

Energy savings is all this:

... and much more

Why do we need to monitor energy saving policies?

. . . . .

Fundamental to good policy making: assessment of energy policy impacts and development of new policies To show achievement of 20% primary energy saving in 2020 To analyse general energy efficiency trends To compare Member States' progress and identify best practices To comply with legal obligations

How to monitor energy saving policies?

. . .

Use simple, user friendly, understandable and meaningful indicators Calculate indicators based on official statistics and data Build on existing knowledge and experiences

Was does it mean in practice?
Macroeconomic indicators (e.g. intensities): to assess overall European and national trends in energy efficiency. Sector specific indicators: to assess trends in main energy consumption segments and in supply. Product specific indicators: to assess energy efficiency developments in energy using products. Policy specific indicators: to assess policy induced energy savings.

. . . .

. . . .

Challenges to energy saving policy monitoring
More complex to monitor energy savings than energy supply. Challenge of measuring the non-existent! Lack of comprehensive data series on energy consumption by sectors for all EU 27 MS. Great disparities in level of data availability and data collection activities. Comparability of energy saving statistics is difficult. Different drivers/motivation and different financial resources for monitoring energy policies within the MS. Decision making chain from Brussels to final consumer is very long, both administratively and operationally. When it comes to implementation the limiting factor is the local reality.

Current work on energy indicators
Development of EU wide common "guidelines" on how to measure primary energy savings and development/ identification of key energy efficiency indicators to assess energy trends, EU policies, EU saving objective.

.

.

Eurostat is starting pilot data collections on household final energy consumption (EC Regulation on Energy Statistics (No 1099/2008)). Official statistics on households, services and transport will become available from 2012 onward.

Examples of important indicators for energy saving policy monitoring and development (1/2)
Households � � � � � � Industry � Unit (electricity, gas, heat, etc.) consumption per dwelling (with climatic correction) Unit consumption per square metre for space heating Specific electricity consumption of household appliances and other energy using products Unit consumption of vehicles (cars, airplanes, etc.) per passenger-km Unit consumption of road, rail, air or water transport of goods Share of public transport for passengers Unit consumption per industry branches

Transport

Services

� �

Unit consumption of services per employee: total, electricity (with climatic correction) Unit consumption of services per m�: total, electricity

Examples of important indicators for energy saving policy monitoring and development (2/2)
Energy supply � � � � Share of CHP in electricity generation Efficiency of fuel powered generation Transmission losses Distribution losses

Whole Economy

� � �

Primary energy intensity (with climatic corrections, at ppp, etc.) Total CO2 intensity CO2 intensity of final consumers (with climatic corrections)

. . .

Example: how to monitor achievement of 20% EU primary energy saving in 2020? (1/2)
Fix baseline (reference) scenario for whole period under consideration (2005 - 2020) to avoid variation in projected consumption level for 2020 and consequently changes to the primary energy saving objective (e.g. PRIMES 2007 baseline). Assume a linear energy consumption reduction trend until 2020 and compare with actual developments. A comprehensive monitoring of EU�s primary energy consumption requires a follow-up at national level. To facilitate monitoring, trends in energy savings and in energy efficiency improvements closely observed in MS.

Example: how to monitor achievement of 20% EU primary energy saving in 2020 (2/2)

Source: European Commission

. . . .

Next steps
Development of EU wide common guidelines for measuring primary energy savings Ensure collection of sufficient energy consumption data in MS Assessment of energy saving policies Further development of energy saving indicators

Welcome to follow our advancement:

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/energy_transport/index_en.html