The International Energy Agency (IEA) together with its working partner the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) is undertaking a new work programme focused on energy efficiency and energy providers. Formulated under the auspices of the International Partnership on Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) and led by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Policies for Energy Provider Delivery of Energy Efficiency (PEPDEE) activity has been established to promote cooperation and knowledge-sharing on how energy providers can improve the energy efficiency of their customers. Other participating governments include the US, Australia, and China. PEPDEE seeks to facilitate co-operation and knowledge-sharing among IEA and IPEEC member countries on how energy providers can improve the efficiency of gas and electricity customers and what regulators and governments can do to mobilize such efforts. PEPDEE’s objective is to improve collaboration by all stakeholders on regulatory mechanisms and programme designs that save energy. A European PEPDEE workshop was held on January 18, 2012 in Brussels. The workshop included presentations by energy providers, energy regulators, consumer advocates, the energy efficiency industry, and governments, as well as the IEA and RAP.This was one of several regional policy dialogues to be held as part of the PEPDEE effort. Other policy dialogues, hosted by governments and co-sponsored by regulators and energy provider associations, are being held in Australia, China, and the United States. More information about the workshops can be found here