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Policy Brief April 18, 2018

Energy Efficiency First: A Key Principle for Energy Union Governance

By Edith Bayer

The Governance Regulation aims to streamline and align planning and reporting across the five dimensions of the Energy Union. The introduction of "Energy Efficiency First" into this framework is a necessary organising principle to deliver on the goals of the Energy Union and secure a fair deal for energy consumers. Energy Efficiency First has been championed b...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Governance, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Policy Brief March 8, 2018

Ścieżki modernizacji małych systemów ciepłowniczych

By Janusz Mazur, Edith Bayer

Małe systemy ciepłownicze stoją przed wieloma wyzwaniami. Po pierwsze, najczęściej wymagają modernizacji zarówno w obszarze wytwarzania, jak i dystrybucji. Po drugie, regulacje wspierają rozwój niskoemisyjnych i efektywnych technologii, wykorzystujących OZE i kogenerację. Duże znaczenie w tym zakresie ma europejska dyrektywa MCP (Medium Combustion Pla...

Distribution Resource Planning, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Presentation February 15, 2018

The road to 2030: update on the EED and EPBD

By Edith Bayer

​Edith Bayer spoke to the Public Policy Exchange about European progress on the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. She highlighted how to make better use of energy resources and the benefits of sector coupling....

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Policy Brief November 20, 2017

Efficiency First in the Energy Union: Progress Report

By Edith Bayer, Yamina Saheb

According to the European Commission, the principle of “Efficiency First” is at the heart of the EU Energy Union’s strategy to transition to a low-carbon economy. Maroš Šefčovič, vice president of the Energy Union, has applauded energy efficiency as a tool by which, “we can help restore Europe to growth, create jobs, reduce imports, and improve air qu...

Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Governance, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Presentation July 20, 2017

Regulatory Challenges in Developed Markets

By Edith Bayer

As part of 15th ERRA Summer School in Budapest, Edith Bayer spoke about the regulatory challenges associated with delivering reliability at least cost, regional integration, and aligning demand and supply resources in developed markets. The Summer School is a week-long course organized annually by the Energy Regulators’ Regional Association, an organization...

Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Governance, Integrating Demand and Supply Resources, Integrating Renewable Energy, Market Design, Reliability Download View Summary
Report June 5, 2017

Costs and benefits of energy efficiency obligations: a review of European programmes

By Jan Rosenow, Edith Bayer

The economics of energy efficiency programmes, including their costs and benefits, have been subject to considerable academic debate lasting well over three decades. However, robust data on the cost-effectiveness of different types of energy efficiency policy instruments is still scarce. A recent investigation into economic instruments supporting energy efficienc...

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Journal Article April 14, 2017

Costs and Benefits of Energy Efficiency Obligations: A review of European Programmes

By Jan Rosenow, Edith Bayer

The economics of energy efficiency programmes have been subject to considerable academic debate lasting well over three decades. In this paper, we contribute to this debate by reviewing the costs and benefits of a specific type of policy+ instrument that recently gained significant traction in Europe—energy efficiency obligations (EEOs). Following the introdu...

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Policy Brief April 13, 2017

Will the Winter Package Deliver its Promise to put ‘Efficiency First’?

By Jan Rosenow, Richard Cowart, Edith Bayer, Mariangiola Fabbri

The Winter Package is an ambitious proposal for an energy policy framework meant to deliver on the commitment of the European Union to make ‘Efficiency First’ a guiding policy principle in energy policymaking. However, beyond the high-level commitment, many areas of the Winter Package fall short of comprehensively adopting the Efficiency First principle. I...

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Report March 28, 2017

Jak rozwinąć potencjał DSR w Polsce i obniżyć koszty systemu energetycznego

By Edith Bayer, Jan Rączka

Polsk energetyka wchodzi w nową fazę transformacji. Planowane włączenie przemysłu do wspierania bezpieczeństwa energetycznego daje szanse na zmniejszenie o co najmniej 1200 MW szczytowego zapotrzebowania na energię elektryczną w Polsce w okresach krytycznego obciążenia Krajowego Systemu Energetycznego - wynika z analizy krajowego potencjału usług DSR przygotowanego przez Forum Energii.

Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary