Benchmarking of Countries' Energy Efficiency (Webinar)

20 June 2013

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Presentation: Benchmarking of Countries’ Energy Efficiency — Right Indicators for Efficient Benchmarking?

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The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with Enerdata, offered this webinar on the overall benchmarking of energy efficiency performances and policies. The training informed participants on how country comparisons can be carried out and compared in terms of effort and achieved results.

The pan-European adoption of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) sets a number of requirements to reach three main targets by 2020 known as 20*20*20; targeted at achieving a 20% share of renewables, a 20% reduction in GHG emissions, and 20% in energy savings.

Countries are required to report to the European Commission every three years detailing their energy savings and the policy measures implemented or planned. Therefore, there is a pressing need for formalized energy efficiency benchmarking to:

  • Determine countries’ performances in terms of energy efficiency achievements
  • Identify which countries perform the best
  • Determine which policy measures are the most effective.


Bruno LapillonneBruno Lapillonne, Vice-President and co-founder of Enerdata

Bruno is a globally recognised expert of energy efficiency and demand, energy supply and demand, and policy monitoring and evaluation. With more than 30 years of experience, he is the technical coordinator of the European Commission’s Odyssee project and of the World Energy Council’s policy monitoring analysis. He also manages training sessions and development of databases and information products. Bruno has published numerous articles on energy prospective. He graduated from a major school of Electrical Engineering and holds a PhD in Energy Economics.

Carine SebiCarine Sebi, Energy Analyst, Enerdata

Carine specializes in energy efficiency and participates in various European and French projects on energy efficiency. She served as a technical coordinator on the ODYSSEE project for the European Commission. She also works on experimental economics, public policy assessment and demand analysis.