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Analysis of National Case Studies on Policy Reforms to Promote Energy Efficiency Investments

Synthesis Report Based on Case Studies from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, China, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Kuwait, Montenegro, Morocco, South Africa, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Zambia

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This publication aims to identify existing barriers to energy efficiency policy implementation and to provide recommendations to policymakers for reforms that can support market formation and foster favourable climate for investments in energy efficiency. It develops a benchmark that should serve as a reference point for policymakers and energy experts working in the field of energy efficiency. This benchmark is a synthesis of policy incentives that should be in place in order to stimulate and ensure successful energy efficiency policy outcomes. The desired policies are divided into three groups: 1) legal, institutional and regulatory; 2) economic and financial; and 3) socio-political. A set of these policies in place at a sufficient degree in a particular country is a basis for successful formulation and implementation of energy efficiency policies and related projects.

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UNECE region — Review, analysis and options to move forward to established benchmark for selected countries

Countries of the UNECE region are among the richest and most developed in the world, however the degree of differentiation in the region is significant. Some of the countries can be characterized as highly developed energy markets, using efficient technologies and having universal sustained access to electricity and fuels. Others, nevertheless, still experience inefficiencies in production, transmission and distribution of energy, and a lack of investments into energy efficiency projects. One thing that countries of the region have in common is a very high level of energy consumption. About half of the global energy production is consumed in this region. Therefore, promotion and implementation of the energy efficiency policies in the UNECE region may not only improve individual country’s energy and environmental prospects, but also significantly contribute to a global sustainable energy future.

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