Implementation of the Energy Efficiency First Principle in decision-making
Ecorys supported the European Commission, DG Energy, with the implementation of the Energy Efficiency First Principle in decision-making. This principle ensures that decision-makers (public and private) are applying the most energy-efficient solution in for example buildings, roads, water, digital etc. and is included in the Energy Efficiency Directive.
Ecorys Netherlands and Spain drafted together with Fraunhofer:
- An overview of the energy efficiency first focus on the National Energy and Climate Plans
- An overview of relevant policy areas in energy markets, energy supply and system integration, energy demand, digitalisation and transportation.
- A tool for decision-makers that helps them in policy design, system planning and investments to identify the most energy-efficient solution. For each phase (inception, preparation, validation and implementation) questions have been developed that will help them in addressing the most energy-efficient solution within their budget.
- A library with relevant literature that will help the decision-makers with answering each question
The results can be found in the report.