New PUBLENEF toolbox supports policy makers in tackling energy efficiency challenges



David Donnerer

Publication date

January 3, 2018

The Horizon 2020 PUBLENEF project has developed a new toolbox, which seeks to provide local and regional policy makers with a set of adequate tools and resources to match their needs on energy efficiency policy.

The objective of the PUBLENEF project is to assist EU Member States in implementing effective and efficient sustainable energy policies (with the focus on energy efficiency) and empower them to make use of the best practices and policy processes implemented in other Member States at the national, regional and/or local level. As project partner, Energy Cities is responsible for the local dimension of PUBLENEF.

The new PUBLENEF toolbox is a digital platform that enhances the exchange of information and provides a large variety of supporting tools and resources for energy efficiency policy planning, development, implementation and evaluation. Policy makers can post their problems on specific aspects of policy making, and are able to find specific solutions (e.g. tools, best practices) that match their challenges. This collection of useful resources for local energy action can be updated by the policy makers themselves, ensuring a constant flow of new solutions to the platform’s community.

Join the PUBLENEF policy webinar on the 10th of January!

In addition to the recently launched toolbox platform, PUBLENEF is organising on the 10th of January at 11 am CET the policy webinar “Supporting the Implementation of Energy Efficiency Policies through Technical Assistance and Roadmaps”. During this webinar, the European Commission’s and the European Investment Bank’s technical assistance offer will be presented in detail. Moreover, Regional Energy Agencies will present the key challenges and solutions when trying to up-scale investments in energy efficient streetlighting.
A second PUBLENEF policy webinar is foreseen for the end of 2018, more information will follow soon!