Energy Efficiency Policies around the World: Review and Evaluation
The World Energy Council (WEC) technical service on Energy Efficiency Policies and Indicators is a joint project between the WEC and ADEME and has been running for more than a decade under the chairmanship of François Moisan.
As the Chairman of the Programme Committee that oversees this service, I have closely followed its progress over the past three years. The service focuses on the evaluation of energy efficiency trends around the world and the interaction between energy efficiency policies and energy efficiency performance of national economies.
The main long-term drivers of energy efficiency policies are; security of energy supply, efficiency of national economies, environmental concerns, including global warming and, in developing countries, investment constraints on the energy supply side.
The enormous potential of energy efficiency improvements at all stages of energy production and use is widely recognised, but realising this potential remains a global challenge.
I would like to thank the Committee Chair François Moisan and his colleagues from ADEME and ENERDATA for their dedication and hard work, the participating WEC Member Committees, and the international partner organisations APERC and OLADE for supporting this important project.
Evolvement of a more energy efficient global economy is the first step on the path towards sustainable energy development, and, like all first steps, is not without its risks, however, the experience WEC has accumulated in this domain will ensure a smooth process.
Chairman of the WEC Programme Committee