Energy Efficiency Watch 4

Making the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive a reality

What is a Directive without a proper implementation? Energy Efficiency Watch 4 (EEW4) monitors how Member States translate the European Energy Efficiency Directive into impacting energy efficiency policies. In order to accelerate the directive’s implementation all over Europe, the project shares its insights with a variety of stakeholders such as the European Parliament, European Commission, national, regional, local policy makers and experts.

The project intends to develop narratives for national, regional and local level creating a broader understanding of the multiple benefits of energy efficiency such as: improvement of air quality, modernization of buildings, job creation, climate protection, energy security and social inclusion.

The core objective of EEW4 is to discuss and broadly disseminate the essence of revised EU directives on energy efficiency under the umbrella of the Clean Energy Package (CEP), primarily on EED and EPBD, with decision makers and relevant stakeholders. The objective will be reached through events at European and national parliaments, at regional and municipal level and by broadly disseminating its findings and results.

EEW4 wants to create a strong link between energy efficiency policies triggered by the new EU directives EEW and EPBD, and supportive narratives.

This will be achieved through: collecting input from a broad stakeholder group – incl. MEPs, National Parliaments, regional and local energy agencies, scientific community and business stakeholders – for narrative building which can support policy implementation in the respective country and sector context.

The project is structuring and analyzing the input by a group of experienced experts in the project team, supported by selected external experts and a focus group from the various stakeholder groups.

Finally, EEW4 will develop and test new narratives and provide policy recommendations. This will be achieved through: writing ten case studies, in which the interaction between the implementation of policy instruments and supportive narratives is shown in different country and sector contexts. The project will test these case studies with a variety of stakeholders and based on their feedback develop a collection of successful narratives.

EEW4 will deliver:

  • Survey results on 28 countries’ on perceived progress in energy efficiency policies (one in each EU Member State)
  • 10 case studies on policy instruments and supportive narratives
  • a brochure on strategic policy and business conclusions and a Feedback Loop Report.

What is Energy Cities doing in Energy Efficiency Watch?

Energy Cities is deeply involved in the work package “Network activation and policy action”. In order to keep the dialogue with a few more engaged local political key players running, we will:

  • Integrate EEW4 sessions into three Energy Cities Conference
  • Energy Cities will continue to mobilise our members and getting their views for feedback from the ground via the focus group and the survey.
  • Link the EEW project to the Covenant of Mayors by bringing together mayors with the Member States governments and parliaments via two webinars and 8 national meetings with national Covenant of Mayors Clubs 
  • Organise 5 national webinars.