Implementing Energy Efficiency Policies: are IEA Member Countries on Track?

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International Energy Agency

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16 Oct 2009
9789264075696 (PDF) ;9789264075689(print)

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This book presents 25 energy efficiency recommendations from the IEA which could, if implemented globally without delay, reduce global CO2 emissions by 8.2 gigatonnes per year by 2030 – equivalent to roughly two-times the amount of current EU CO2 emissions.

This innovative book provides the first assessment of IEA member countries’ progress on implementing energy efficiency policy.  Using a rigorous evaluation process, it finds that while these countries are implementing a full range of energy efficiency measures, their efforts fall short. Pressing energy, climate and financial challenges require even more energy efficiency policy action – particularly in the transport sector. To address this action gap, IEA member countries must urgently ramp up their energy efficiency policy efforts. 

The IEA and its member countries can play a critical role in promoting the Agency’s call for "Worldwide Implementation Now" (W.I.N.) of energy efficiency. What will it be? W.I.N or lose the opportunity?

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary
-Purpose and Report Structure
Energy Efficiency Policy Context
Strengths and Innovations in Energy Efficiency Policy
Challenges and Areas for Improvement in Energy Efficiency Policy
Summarising Progress with IEA Member Country Implementation of the 25 Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations
-Combined IEA Country Progress
-Comparison of Degree of Progress with Implementing Recommendations
-Comparison of IEA Implementation Progress by Sector
Country Reports
-Czech Republic
-New Zealand
-Slovak Republic
-United Kingdom
-United States
Call to Action
-Energy Efficiency Action in IEA Member Countries
-Concluding Remarks
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Annex 2. Consolidated List of 25 IEA Energy Efficiency Recommendations

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