Energy efficiency trends in the EU
Energy efficiency trends in the EU. Lessons from the Odyssee-Mure Project. ADEME, July 2013, 76 p.
Résumé (© ADEME) :
This brochure on energy efficiency indicators is based on the ODYSSEE-MURE project supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe program of the European Commission, the EnR club and the European energy efficiency agencies.
The project aims to monitor energy efficiency progress (and CO2 emissions reduction) for EU-27 countries, Norway and Croatia, and more generally, to gain better understanding on energy demand and CO2 emissions trends. It also compares countries on their relative performances with benchmark values.
Using a set of 200 comparable energy efficiency indicators, an energy efficiency trend assessment has been carried out at a detailed level over the period 2000-2010. This strategic analysis is focused in particular on the impact of the 2008-2009 economic crisis on energy efficiency commitment during energy price rises.
This cross-country comparison clearly demonstrates that the crisis has dramatically affected energy efficiency trends in all EU countries but with differences appearing according to national circumstances.
These unique and original results found in Europe contribute to the development and implementation of requirements monitoring of the ESD (Energy Service Directive) and more recently of the EED (Energy Efficiency Directive) by providing a top-down assessment of energy savings.
The methodology used in this brochure has now become a reference with more than 40 countries around the world using similar methodologies adapted from the ODYSSEE project.
This analysis can be complemented with the newly edited brochure on Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures in EU-27 based on the MURE database, also coordinated during this same project.