- Compilation of good practices case study reports:
Compilation of good practices case study reports describes the results of the gathering of 55 good practice responses, selection of the Top 20 good practices and the production of 20 good practice case study reports. It provides PUBLENEF project stakeholders with an information base to choose and learn from practices and experiences successfully implemented by other public bodies. Good practices in the Top 20 originate from six out of eleven countries participating in the project. According to their scope, the Top 20 GPs include a good distribution of cases with local, regional and national scope. Regarding the EED Articles GPs refer to, the majority of projects focuses on Article 3 – Energy efficiency targets, Article 5 –Exemplary role of public bodies’ buildings, Article 8 – Energy audits and energy management systems and Article 18 – Energy services. The knowledge gained will help future project activities to address the needs expressed by policymakers and match them with the specific tools in a series of MS, groups of regions and municipalities that face similar needs.
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- Compilation of needs assessment reports:
This report provides PUBLENEF project stakeholders with an information base to enable public authorities at local, regional and national levels to understand their shortfall in needs on energy efficiency policy. At regional and local level, the strengths are in-house expertise about communication, consultation and services, whereas the weaknesses consist in an insufficient budget, a lack of stakeholders time and the interrogation concerning the future mobilization of the stakeholders. The main opportunities identified are the sufficient information regarding legal aspects, administrative aspects, training possibilities and energy technologies. However, the threats are the limits regarding the existing legislation, the need of simplification regarding administrative procedures and a need for training of the elected representatives regarding Energy Efficiency issues. At national level, the identified strengths are the purchasing by public bodies, the existing energy audits and management systems, the availability of qualification, accreditation and certification schemes and the Energy Efficiency National Fund for financing and technical support. However, if we look at the weaknesses core, a special attention must be paid to the following parameters: the absence of energy modelling at both local and regional level, the absence of program modelling at both local and regional level, the lack of information gathered concerning technologies as well as concerning energy services best practices, and the lack of implication to the public sector following the review and monitoring of implementation. The roadmaps created will address the weaknesses and challenges identified in order to find solutions and better matches for Energy Efficiency Policy needs.
- Report on results of matching assessment of policy needs with best practices:
This report shows the results of the needs identification, the Good Practice (GP) collection as well as the matching of the GPs collected with the needs identified at different levels. There are 54 GPs identified in 13 partner countries, at national, regional, and local levels, respectively; all the GPs are addressed mainly to 11 EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) articles, among them, most addressed articles are art. 3, 8, 14 and 20, with the number of the GPs identified amounting to 12, 14, 12 and 11, respectively. While, for need assessment there are 150 needs at national levels and 224 regional/local needs identified in 13 PUBLENEF partner countries. Same as the collected GPs, all needs have also the EED articles as reference. Most needs, either at national level or at regional/local level, have been addressed to EED art 17 (Information and Training). Having both the GPs and the needs classified on the basis of EED articles, the EED articles have been used as common identifiers for matching the needs with the GPs collected. At national level, among 150 needs identified 108 have been matched with GPs; at regional/local level, 142 out of 224 needs identified have been matched with GPs.
- Guideline document for energy efficiency policy roadmap development:
This document describes a series of steps for the development of an Energy Efficiency (EE) Policy. Each step is accompanied by “success factors”. These are suggestions of actions that can be taken to fulfill each step. This document is to serve as a guide. Since each roadmap is unique, the steps can and should be adapted to the specific situation to maximize the quality and usefulness of the resulting roadmap.