Joint Implementation Network has participated in the following projects related to energy and energy efficiency policies:
The proposed Task XIX will define Demand Response and energy saving products and how to actually deliver them into the residential and Small and Medium markets on a commercial basis using ESSP/DAG businesses. Funding mechanisms and the provision of information and controls infrastructure will be studied and evaluated. The potential for these measures to be accredited for financial support by Governments and Regulators, (White Certificates, EEC/CERT, etc) will also be evaluated. Accreditation to enable Suppliers to include DR measures towards meeting their energy saving targets is an important consideration and will also be evaluated.
More on the IEA/DSM Task XIX programme can be found here
This project aims at studying the interplay between environmental regulation and market forces with respect to the building and construction industry. The methodological approach proposed aims at enriching the ongoing debate on the links between environment and market forces by way of a thorough and in-depth assessment, on one hand, of the effects of environmental policies on competitiveness and, on the other hand, of the impact of these policies on the behaviour of companies and consumers, specifically related to the building sector. In this respect, the main instruments for environmental resources management and protection that will be considered in the proposal are the following:1) instruments to regulate pollution and resource use (command and control) 2) economic instruments (such as: pricing policies, taxes, tariffs, etc.) 3) instrument to promote best environmental practice (technical and technological) 4) incentives to promote sustainable consumption5) voluntary instruments (such as EMAS, EU Ecolabel, etc.)
More on the EMPIRE SKEP project can be found here
The aim of the project is to support the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources to set up volluntary agreements with the industry in the field of energy efficiency. The Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands has established since 1990 successfully Voluntary long term agreements with large number of energy intensive sectors. These agreements are part of the Dutch national energy policy and they contribute to the national targets in the framework of Kyoto Protocol. Provided that this instrument is not widely known in Turkey, it can contribute to the improvement of the energy efficiency of several industrial sectors. Important advantages are a better competitive position of the industry by reducing energy costs and assisting in the national energy security.
More on the Long Term agreements for energy efficiency in Turkey project can be found here
Joint Implementation Network members have also participated in the past in various other relevant projects in the field of energy and energy efficiency policies, such as:
The objective of the work was to gather experiences gained in operating White Certificates or White Certificates-like schemes in countries where this policy is or will be practiced (as in Great Britain, France and Italy) or discussed (as in the Netherlands). To complement these schemes, knowledge gained through focused research projects was also included. Considering that relatively little experience involving the implementation of White Certificates schemes exists, the Task experts relied on themselves and those with expertise in subjects as diverse as tradable certificates theory, demand-side management policies in the residential, transport and tertiary sectors, and the existing British, Italian and French White Certificates schemes. The Task was organized around five workshops to discuss with national practitioners and explore a set of issues – expectations, policy/principle issues, organization/practical issues, and interaction with other trading schemes and with other EE policies.
More on the IEA/DSM Task XIV project can be found here
This project aimed to identify the best characteristics of a market-based mechanism to increase the efficiency of final energy utilisation and analyse the effect of the various choices, using the experience obtained with instruments that are already implemented and assessment of innovative policies and measures, which have been proposed. In particular, the practicability of using “White Certificates” (Energy Efficiency) along the same lines as “Green Certificates” (Renewable Energy) was explored.
More on the IEE SAVE project can be found here