ENERGY EFFICIENCY EVALUATION IN PRACTICE
Moderator: Jamilja van der Meulen, Energy Centre of the Netherlands
This session will focus on what energy efficiency evaluation means in practice. Kritika Rasisuddhi will show us how we can learn from evaluation practices in Thailand. In Thailand EGAT, the largest and mainly state-owned energy provider, was able to implement energy efficiency measures very productively the last twenty years. EGAT was able to reduce energy use via several measures quite well and reached targets years after years. Having to deal with so much good news over the years, people were not ready to hear bad news. Kritika Rasisuddha will tell us more about what that meant for EGAT, its management, evaluators and other involved parties.
In the Netherlands several indicators are used to describe energy efficiency. Partly as a result of European legislation (Energy Efficiency Directive) or projects (Odyssee), and partly because of national agreements (Energy Agreement) and implemented national policy measures (Long Term Agreements etc.). This clutter of indicators makes it not easy to understand what the real situation is in the Netherlands when talking about energy efficiency. Christiaan Abeelen will talk us through the different indicators and their underlying methods and will illustrate what this means for energy efficiency in the Netherlands.
The cost effects in the German Energiewende have thoroughly been debated. Katja Schumacher studied for the first time the income distribution of both costs and savings of major existing and planned policies and measures related to the ‘Energiewende’ in Germany. In this article she particularly focusses on renewable and energy efficiency policies by using data from the German Income and Expenditure Survey (EVS). She will tell us more about her findings such as the effects of these policies on different household types.
PAPERS / PRESENTATIONS
Energy Efficiency vs. Renewable Energy Policies in Germany: Distributional Implications for Households [paper]
Katja Schumacher, Öko-Institute, Germany.
Johanna Cludius, Öko-Institut, Berlin, Germany
Hannah Förster, Öko-Institut, Berlin, Germany