30 Apr 2010 report
The CIE was engaged by APEC’s Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EGEE&C) to undertake a stocktake of policies, programs and benchmarking activities targeting energy efficiency in the industrial sector of APEC member economies. This study brings together existing literature on the energy efficiency policies of APEC economies, supplemented and brought up-to-date through a survey of APEC member economies.
The study highlights the point that most policies and programs implemented across APEC are voluntary, with more developed economies using financial incentives to drive behavioural changes, while less developed economies tend to use education and information tools.
Few APEC economies have implemented benchmarking activities, reflecting some of the difficulties associated with defining and measuring energy efficiency. For further information, contact Stephanie Szakiel.
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