Speakers in order of appearance
Brian Motherway, IEA
Kevin Cooney, Navigant
Ian Hamilton, UCL Energy Institute
Mary O’Neill, Office of Environment and Heritage NSW
Michael Reid, The Keyline Group
Li Pengcheng, CNIS
Edward Vine, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Charles Michaelis, Strategy Development Solutions
Robert Wirtshafter, Wirtshafter Associates, Inc.
Thomas K. Dreessen, EVO
Mirjam Harmelink, Harmelink Consulting
Graham T. Armstrong, Saturn Corporate Resources Pty. Ltd.
Amitav Rath, Policy Research International
Penny Hawkins, Independent Consultant
Anne Dougherty, Illume Advising
Christina Yp Ting, Swinburne University of Technology
Pan Piyasil, The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment
Melanie Slade, IEA
Shardul Tiwari, Freelancer Consultant for German Development Cooperation
Amelia Smith, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
Haein Cho, University of Geneva
Ton van Dril, ECN
Archana Walia, CLASP
Edelgard Gruber, IREES
Ida Johansson, University of Gävle
Ernesto Elenter, SEG
Lindee Wong, Ecofys
Philip Degens, Energy Trust of Oregon
Neil Lessem, The Brattle Group
Ahmad Faruqui, The Brattle Group
Claude Godin, DNV GL
Kritika Rasisuddhi, EGAT
Neha Dhingra, CLASP
Emily McQualter, UN Environment
Pimpisa Phoamporn, EGAT
J. C. Ho, Energy Studies Institute, NUS
Juha I. Uitto, Geeta Batra and Neeraj Negi, Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office
Sudhir Chella Rajan, ITT Madras
Steve Kukoda, International Copper Association
THE ROLE OF ENERGY EFFICENCY IN ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Moderator: Michael Reid, The Keyline Group
“Energy efficiency can and should play a much greater role in our economic and social development. So how do we convince governments to prioritise energy efficiency policies and programmes to drive investment across our economies?” Brian Motherway, IEA
IEPPEC and the International Energy Agency (IEA) are working together to provide the evidence to drive this change. This panel opens a conversation to explore this broader link to sustainable development and the ‘indivisible whole’ that is prompted by the IEA’s Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency (MBEE) framework and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Drawing on expertise in MBEE and SDG, the panel explores three key areas:
1. What role does the MBEE framework and the UN SDGs take up in breaking down the silos that policy makers tend to operate in?
2. Is the energy efficiency sector embracing the transformative potential of policy coherence?
3. What more could we be doing to advance this emerging area of endeavor?
EXPERIENCES ON THE REGIONAL HARMONIZATION OF STANDARDS IN THE ASEAN AND REPLICATING IN OTHER REGIONS
Moderator: Steve Kukoda, International Copper Association
This panel describes the methodologies that led to the first regionally harmonized standard in the ASEAN region, for room air conditioners, and ongoing efforts to expand the project to include other appliances. This panel discusses newly created policy guides and roadmaps for lighting, refrigerators and air conditioners (as well as for motors and distribution transformers) that, when implemented, will lead to total market transformations towards energy efficient appliances. At the heart of these market transformations are mandatory Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and associated policy frameworks, including creative financing mechanisms. Without intervention, these developing economies will lock-in inefficient appliances that will exacerbate climate change and make unstable grids even more so.
USE OF EVALUATION BY POLICYMAKERS
Moderator: Charles Michaelis, Strategy Development Solutions
The purpose of evaluation is to enable policy makers to achieve the desired social objectives more effectively. Evaluation of energy efficiency policies should support policy makers to develop better policies which, in turn, deliver more energy efficiency and result in lower energy consumption than would otherwise have been the case. Too often, however, evaluation reports sit on a (virtual) shelf and are not used to improve the policies they were commissioned to investigate. The panel includes three policy makers who have used evaluation to improve the effectiveness of energy efficiency policies. They share their experience of using evaluation and the benefits to their policy making. The panel explores the challenges to making good use of evaluation and will investigate how individual panelists overcame those challenges in practice. The audience will pick up practical tips that they can use for their next evaluation.