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IPEEC's July 2019 Newsletter

IPEEC's newsletter issue 26

Welcome to the mid-summer edition of the IPEEC newsletter. 

We have exciting announcements to make, including the launch of our 'Advancing Energy Efficiency Progress in G20 economies' report, a successful G20 Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology and its main outcome - the Tokyo Declaration. 

We also bring you a selection of articles that explore the rising concept of Energy Sufficiency, a very first transport strategy from one of our Members, the rising profile of energy efficiency in Colombia and the highlights of the
G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth held in Japan.  

Finally, we are proud to announce the release of the second round of TOPTENs international list, we invite you to share the contents of this newsletter with your communities. 

We wish you an excellent summer and invite you to follow us on our social media networks.

 

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Advancing energy efficiency on the global agenda Activity report 2009-19 is out now!

 

Under the G20 Presidency of Japan, G20 economies have continued their joint efforts to reveal the many benefits of energy efficiency to the world.  They have focused their work on sustainable energy; working towards a transition towards innovative, flexible, transparent and cleaner energy systems.

The latest IPEEC-G20 report, Accelerating Energy Efficiency Progress in G20 Economies, submitted by IPEEC to the G20 Energy Transitions Working Group (ETWG), presents an update on the EELP and an overview of the technical work carried out during the year. Read more.

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Senior financiers, investors and policy-makers recognise importance of energy efficiency investment at official G20 side event

As the outcome of the event, over 150 high-level delegates and participants concluded a declaration on improving the visibility and energy performance of asset investments, which made 4 critical recommendations to G20 countries. Read more.

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Energy Sufficiency: living well, within the limits

By Joanne Wade,  OBE, Vice President, European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
 

As Europe moves towards ever stronger reductions in carbon emissions, we need to think how we can go beyond energy efficiency to deliver deep and sustained cuts in energy use.  Politicians increasingly talk about ‘net zero’, but action is still limited by concerns about the economy and equity.

Government policy advisors talk of the need to focus on behaviour change much more than we have before, but don’t yet explain how we can do this or explain exactly what we want to achieve by changing behaviour.
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South Africa launches its first Green Transport Strategy!
 

The transport sector is the most rapidly growing source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) in the country, and the second most significant source of GHG emissions. Continued growth within the transport sector, is likely to have an increasing impact on biodiversity, air quality, land resources and water quality. Especially in urban centres, transport is a major contributor to air pollution and emissions that include nitrous oxides and particulates, which contribute to the brown haze seen in many of South Africa’s major cities. This is partly attributed to the high-energy intensity in the sector, which relies on imported fossil-based oil, and locally-produced synthetic fuels. Read more.

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Inefficiency has a heavy price: the case of Colombia 

 

Colombia has been striving towards developing sustainable, long-term and more robust domestic energy efficiency programme/s. The following sequence of events shows significant progress in the right direction, but the country recognises that there is a long way ahead in its journey towards maximising its energy efficiency potential. Read more.

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G20 Energy and Environment Ministers raise importance of energy efficiency at historic first joint ministerial meeting in Japan

 

Held under the G20 Presidency of Japan, the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth tackled issues relating to the protection of the physical environment and clean energy transitions. Energy efficiency was discussed by delegates as a central pillar for achieving sustainable and clean energy systems for all economies. Read more.
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What else is new?
The G20 Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology will take stock of global finance and investments into energy efficiency, innovation and low- carbon technologies. The event will provide the opportunity for leading financial institutions and policy makers to assess the state of play and define elements of action for G20 economies for the new decade, thereby supporting G20 economies’ objectives to achieve sustainable energy transitions. The full story here. 
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“We hope that the Top Ten Energy Efficiency Best Available Technologies and Best Practices Task Group (TOP TENs) could be developed as a flagship energy efficiency cooperation under the framework of G20, and also become visible beyond G20 economies.” This was stated by Mr. Penggao Zhao, the Deputy Director General of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China, while releasing the second round of international Best Available Technologies (BAT) and Best Practices (BP) list of the TOP TENs at the G20 Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology on 12 June, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan.  Read more.
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On 16 July, the Transport Task Group, along with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan, The International Energy Agency (IEA)  and the and International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)  will host a webinar on 'Japan's new car fuel efficiency standards in a global context.'

Speakers will discuss matters such as vehicle fuel progress in the past years as well as Japan's new car fuel efficiency standards to 2030 and the new decarbonisation agenda. More details to come. Register here
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The IPEEC-CEM Task Group, SEAD has launched a new publication., the Global Appliance Testing Costs Catalogue. The catalogue is a living compendium of global information on appliance energy efficiency testing prices and testing laboratory costs for common energy consuming products. The purpose of this catalogue is to make it easier for governments, industry, and energy efficiency practitioners to evaluate where and how to test products in accordance with the various test methods supporting appliance standards and labeling programs, and ultimately to make better-informed decisions when allocating their limited resources.  Access the publication here.
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Snapshots from the #G20EESummit, access the event's gallery here.
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