INNOVATIONS IN THE EVALUATION OF MULTIPLE BENEFITS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Moderator: Jim Scheer, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
This session will focus on innovations in the evaluation of multiple benefits of energy efficiency. Examples are provided form Australia, France, and form an EU Horizon 2020 project aimed at estimating the non-energy impacts that a realization of the EU energy efficiency potential would have in the year 2030.
The first paper details the development of a new, innovative indicator framework to measure and communicate the non-energy outcomes of residential and community energy efficiency programs in New South Wales, Australia. The focus was on development of a set of high-level indicators that can be used to monitor and communicate transformational changes caused by energy efficiency interventions. The results will be used by the NSW Government in cost-benefit analysis and by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) to enable high level monitoring of progress towards aggregate outcomes and broader goals across the programs.
The second paper provides an innovative example of the incorporation of multiple benefits into an analysis from France. A functional economy model that focuses on the performance of a response to a functional need instead of the material production is used. It features the incorporation of external factors in meeting functional needs and a deep interaction with local economic development. Multiple benefits are taken into account via an estimation of the monetized value of Impact on household’s welfare, economic development and social welfare. A monetary value of the multiple benefits is derived from both household and societal perspectives.
The final paper aims at estimating the energy and non-energy impacts that a realisation of the EU energy efficiency potential would have in the year 2030. The project goal is to cover the most important technical potentials identified for the EU27 by 2030 and to come up with consistent estimates for the most relevant impacts: air pollution (and its effects on human health, eco-systems/crops, buildings), social welfare (including disposable income, comfort, health and productivity), biotic and abiotic resources, the energy system and energy security and the macro economy (employment, economic growth and the public budget).
This will be a practical and thought provoking session with a focus on discussion and group interaction!
Developing a Non-Energy Benefits Indicator Framework for Low Income Energy Efficiency Programs in New South Wales [paper]
David Kenington, Databuild, London, United Kingdom
Jennifer Wood, New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney NSW, Australia
Michael Reid, Databuild, Sydney NSW, Australia
Linda Klein, Databuild, Sydney NSW, Australia
Regional Efficiency Programme Evaluating Energy and Non-Energy Benefits: A Balance between Bill and Comfort and Far Beyond [paper]
Dominique Osso, EDF-R&D, Moret-sur-Loing, France
S.Nösperger, EDF-R&D, Moret-sur-Loing, France
M.Raynaud, EDF-R&D, Moret-sur-Loing, France
Widening the Perspective: An Approach to Evaluating the Multiple Benefits of the 2030 EU Energy Efficiency Potential [paper]
Felix Suerkemper, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany
Johannes Thema, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany
Stefan Thomas, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany
Jens Teubler, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany
Johan Couder, University of Antwerp, Department of Engineering Management, Belgium
Nora Mzavanadze, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester
Stefan Bouzarovski, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester
Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Centre for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy, Central European University, Hungary
Souran Chatterjee, Centre for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy, Central European University, Hungary
David von Below, Copenhagen Economics, Copenhagen, Denmark