IPEEC 2017 Report Highlights Progress in Energy Efficiency
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The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation has released its 2017 Annual Report, detailing the achievements of its six country-led task groups and nine work streams.

The report also contains statistics about opportunities for achieving greater energy efficiency in the years to come.

It also provides an outlook for work in 2018 under Agrentina's G20 Presidency.

5 February 2018: The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) has released its 2017 Annual Report, detailing the achievements of its six country-led task groups and nine work streams under the IPEEC Leading Programme.

The report highlights progress made by IPEEC members and task groups in the design, acceleration and implementation of cross-sector energy efficiency policies and programs on an international scale. The Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group published its 6th report on key regulatory policies used to improve existing buildings. The Transport Task Group also published a report on the status of policies for clean vehicles and fuels in select G20 countries. The Energy Efficiency Finance Task Group (EEFTG) developed a toolkit providing voluntary options for policy makers, private financial institutions and development banks to scale up investments in energy efficiency.

In addition the report describes competitions held to promote the development and adoption of top performing products by the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative and the industrial sector-focused Energy Management Working Group. Conferences and workshops were also held by SEAD, the industrial sector-focused Energy Management Action Network and EEFTG. The power sector-focused High Efficiency Low Emissions Task Group organized a technical tour of a Japanese thermal power plant, introducing participants from 20 countries to the plant’s advanced clean coal technologies.

Without energy efficiency improvements, the world would have used 12% more energy in 2016, equivalent to the energy consumption of the European Union.

Each task group also published statistics about opportunities for further efficiency achievements. The appliances task group noted that the adoption of current energy efficiency best practices could lead to annual electricity savings of 2,000 TWh in 2030, the equivalent of 650 mid-sized power plants. Implementation of energy management systems could save US$700 billion in primary energy costs by 2030, the industry task group announced, cutting CO2 emissions by 6,500 MT. The cross-sector task group declared that, had it not been for energy efficiency improvements, the world would have used an 12% more energy in 2016, equivalent to the energy consumption of the European Union.

The report’s outlook for 2018 notes that, under Argentina’s G20 presidency, IPEEC members will continue to implement the G20 Energy Efficiency Leading Program and explore new institutional frameworks to strengthen energy efficiency cooperation. The overarching priorities of the task groups will include deepening cooperation on the implementation of best practices, providing technical assistance to develop policy frameworks and road maps, and facilitating ongoing dialogue between governments, industries and other key stakeholders.

IPEEC is an autonomous partnership of nations founded in 2009 by the Group of 8 (G8) to promote collaboration on energy efficiency. Its membership now includes 17 of the G20 members. [IPEEC Press Release] [IPEEC 2017 Annual Report] [IPEEC 2017 Annual Report Executive Summary]


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