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Energy efficiency continues to be a priority for G20 Energy Ministers

On 15 June, energy ministers from the world’s twenty largest economies met in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, for the G20 Energy Ministerial. In their Communiqué, they identified energy efficiency as a priority for G20 members and “a pillar of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development” given its significant potential to contribute to economic growth, energy security and other benefits such as reducing emissions. Recognising “the work of the Task Groups of the Energy Efficiency Leading Programme (EELP)”, G20 members further committed to providing continuous effective support to the “design and implementation of national energy efficiency policies and programmes” through international collaboration. In addition, they encouraged the “[significant scale-up of] public and private investments and financing in energy efficiency across all sectors” to help countries “achieve [their] energy transitions”.

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Newsletter issue 22 - June 2018

Welcome to the IPEEC Newsletter! In this issue we explore the notion of building blocks for an energy efficient future. We need a range of tools, policies and programmes to achieve greater energy efficiency and sustainability – no one solution will be enough. The articles in this edition look at different approaches and sectors: from international rankings and online tools, to HDV standards, municipal energy efficiency investments and sustainable housing projects.Knowledge exchange is at the heart of international collaboration, and we hope this issue leaves you with a lot to think about during the summer! Don’t miss the photos from the G20 Energy Ministerial in Argentina, where IPEEC received recognition for its role in fostering energy efficiency cooperation among G20 members!

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Making trucks cleaner in the G20: Experiences from America, Europe and international collaboration

Heavy-duty trucks and buses represent only a small fraction of the road transportation fleet in G20 economies, but are responsible for a large portion of CO2 emissions and local air pollutants that contribute to increased incidence of chronic diseases and premature deaths. Yet, the stringency of environmental protections and energy efficiency standards varies substantially among G20 economies. To date, only five countries have enacted heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) efficiency standards: Canada, China, India, Japan, and the United States, and the European Commission recently proposed to introduce them in the EU. To address these policy gaps, the G20 Transport Task Group is supporting countries through policy exchanges, capacity building activities, and in-depth technical collaborations.

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Discover the latest videos of IPEEC and the latest pictures of all the event IPEEC has attended to or organised.

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