Improving Policies through Energy Efficiency Indicators Task Group (IPEEI)

The Improving Policies through Energy Efficiency Indicators Task Group (IPEEI) supports the implementation of energy efficiency monitoring methods in IPEEC member countries, by:

  • monitoring National Energy Efficiency Action Plans;
  • delivering cross-country comparison of energy efficiency trends in G20 countries;
  • providing training and capacity building on energy efficiency indicators for G20‑IPEEC member countries and others; and
  • adopting voluntary energy efficiency indicators in IPEEC member nations.

Energy efficiency indicators have been successfully developed and used in Europe, and are one of the main tools for benchmarking the assessment of sectoral or national impacts of energy efficiency policies. They are essential to supporting reliable datasets and effective policy exchanges among different jurisdictions and different countries.

Why does data matter for energy efficiency?


Leading members: France.
Participants: Brazil and Me , plus several non‑IPEEC members, including Argentina, Aruba, Barbados, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St Domingo, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela. Supported by several organisations including ADEME (France), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin American Countries (UN ECLAC), German Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the United States Department of Energy.

Recent developments

In 2015 the IPEEI promoted energy efficiency monitoring methods in IPEEC member countries by publishing a second report on G20 countries’ energy efficiency trends and an updated data mapper. It also created an information exchange network across 13 Latin American countries, produced adapted training materials, and extended the Latin American data mapper on energy efficiency indicators to 15 countries.

The latest publications for this task group can be found on the Publications page.

Further information