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IPEEC's September 2019 Newsletter

IPEEC's newsletter issue 27

Welcome to this new edition of the IPEEC Newsletter. After an encouraging NYC Climate Week, we are back in Paris and ready to scale-up solutions to further expand the role energy efficiency has to support the energy transition. 

Energy efficiency needs all stakeholders to come together and concoct innovative responses. The challenges are many, but our expert contributors focus on action-driven solutions to impulse energy efficiency forward. From trade and industry all the way to transport, this issue explores alternative methods that help tackle the steepest challenges faced by energy efficiency today.

This issue also gathers some highlights from key events during September as well as upcoming gatherings. We also present an IPEEC first, an interview with Benoit Lebot, released as a podcast in September.  As always, we hope that you enjoy this edition and do share its content on social media. 

 

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Shifting gear in race to sustainable mobility is urgently needed

By Benoit Lebot, Head of IPEEC

At present, the transport sector accounts for around 28 percent of the global energy- related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is estimated that this may more than double by 2040 as a result of projected increases in the number of light-duty vehicles and associated fuel consumption. For example, according to ICCT [1], the number of motor vehicles on the world’s roads will be roughly double what it was in 2010: about 2.8 billion cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles. CO2 emissions from commercial aircraft are on a pace to triple by 2050, as both passenger
air travel and air freight surge worldwide.  Read more.

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The role of trade in diffusing energy efficiency technologies

By Ying Zhang, UN Environment  
 

Energy efficiency has been identified as one of the most important tools to achieve energy savings, reduce pollution, and mitigate climate change. A wide range of technologies have been developed and adopted to improve energy efficiency in buildings, industry, transport and households. Such technologies, including goods, services, and management systems, represent a fast-growing category of Environmentally Sound Technologies that contribute to several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They have also been an essential part of climate action.  Read more.
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Building low-emission, sustainable and efficient power systems

By Liu Zhenya, Chairman of GEIDCO


Improving the efficiency and sustainability of the power sector brings immense value to satisfy the growing global power demand and to contribute towards climate change mitigation. One-way this could be achieved is through innovative and comprehensive planning of the energy system and the deployment of clean and green technologies. Read more.

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Extending the scope of energy efficiency policies via peer-to-peer learning on standardised saving methods
 

By Diedert Debusscher and Tomas Jezdinsky, European Copper Institute;  Nele Renders and Sarah Delvaux, VITO and Jean-Sébastien Broc, Institute for a European Energy & Climate Policy (IEECP)

National authorities in the European Union indicate that they would benefit from the pooling of best practices regarding deemed savings methods and standardised calculation formulas. It would assist them in delivering rapidly scalable savings and hence maximise their chances of successfully achieving their national energy savings targets as set under the Energy Efficiency Directive. A recent survey among national stakeholders indicated the sectors and individual energy savings actions that national stakeholders consider as the highest priority for the development and exchange of such standardised calculation methods. Read more.

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Cross-disciplinary collaboration is essential for continuous progress on sustainable practices

By Noura Al-Saud and Mashael Alshalan, partners and co-founders of AEON Strategy  
 

Communicating sustainability remains a complex topic and has generally been addressed using specialised scientific language and publications, or over-simplified to the point of disservice to the sustainability goals. Recognising the gaps between academia, policy, and society as a whole, the team behind AEON Strategy developed AEON Collective, a research entity operating in parallel to AEON Strategy, with the objective of convening and propagating knowledge that will shed light on sustainable practices and exploring ideas that could contribute to development and progress. The mission of this collective is to enhance dialogue and harness discussions to advance cooperation and efforts towards development. By encouraging and mobilising collaboration between academia, industry, business, policy makers, and thought leaders, AEON Collective is building a dynamic “knowledge community” that generates and shares ideas, expertise, and experiences through multiple activities and initiatives. Read more.
                                                                                                                            
 
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Upcoming events

Joint workshop on “Global Energy Efficiency Benchmarking, and Low Energy Buildings and the Role for Smart Management Systems”
 

The IEA and IPEEC Secretariats organised a joint workshop on “Global Energy Efficiency Benchmarking, and Low Energy Buildings and the Role for Smart Management Systems”, which took place on 18 September 2019 in Paris, France.

The workshop  welcomed speakers and participants from the G20 Presidency of Japan, governments, the private sector, international organisations and academia for a structured dialogue around two main themes:  exploring how to develop and improve benchmarking in energy-intensive industries and examining how to optimise the energy consumption of buildings from the design through to the maintenance phases. Read more.

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Upcoming meeting of the G20 Transport Task Group

 

Transforming the transportation sector is crucial for the success of the sustainable energy transition and the protection of public health. To support the G20 economies in achieving these objectives, the governments of Japan and the United States are working in partnership with the European Commission, the International Council on Clean Transportation, and the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation to enhance international cooperation on policies for clean and efficient heavy-duty vehicles and improve compliance of vehicle emissions with established regulations. Read more.
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Extraordinary Joint Meeting (EJM) of IPEEC ExCo and PoCo, 
September 19, 2019
Paris, France
What else is new?
Podcast on energy matters 
 
Benoit Lebot was interviewed for 3ThingsEnergy,  a podcast that gathers opinions from leading experts offering energy solutions to tackle climate change. Listen in as Benoit, connects the dots between the “first fuel” and the role energy efficiency plays in the energy transition. 
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Energy efficiency and the G20, 
a visual story of energy efficiency cooperation 
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Snapshots from the joint workshop on “Global Energy Efficiency Benchmarking, and Low Energy Buildings and the Role for Smart Management Systems”. Learn more
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