Institutional Capacity Building & Training
Benefits, opportunities and effectiveness of energy efficiency policies can be imparted to decision-markers through capacity building. In turn, this increased awareness can result in improved design, implementation and evaluation of new policies and programs. While supporting implementation of existing policies, training can help identify gaps in existing energy efficiency policies and standards.
IPEEC is actively engaged in capacity building (WEACT, GSEP and EMAK) by concentrating efforts to develop new, meaningful and sustaining partnerships and networks, particularly in industry using energy management systems (EMAK and GSEP). IPEEC also conducts conferences, webinars and publishes newsletters. The resources on its website also help build stakeholder capacity to implement energy efficient measures.
Policies,Regulations & Finance Mechanisms
Effective policies and regulations accelerate market transformation that can improve economy-wide energy efficiency. Voluntary and mandatory measures such as fiscal incentives, standards and labels, performance targets, outreach campaigns as well as capacity building and training programs have facilitated increased market penetration of clean technologies worldwide. IPEEC is working with key stakeholders among its member nations to create incentives for companies or individuals to adopt energy-efficiency measures that will, in the end, enhance green growth.
Successful market transformation is attainable only if appropriate financing mechanisms are in place. The success of tools such as subsidies and grants, microfinance instruments, performance contracting, and energy saving certificate trading, varies from country to country.
Partnerships & Networks
Private sector and government entities along with non-government and international organizations have significant expertise to contribute to energy efficiency policy analysis, project design and management, marketing, program evaluation, etc. Partnerships and networks amongst the stakeholders promote information exchange on effective regulations, market-based instruments and financial instruments. This, in turn, enhances awareness of best practices, lessons learnt from past successes and best available technologies to improve energy efficiency in key economic sectors. IPEEC’s work on energy management systems, industry, appliances and capacity building (GSEP, EMAK, SEAD and WEACT) provides an overview of successful and innovative partnerships amongst stakeholders to achieve significant energy efficiency improvements.