IEA/EBRD Collaboration on Assessing and Fostering the Market Penetration of Climate and Energy Technologies in the SEMED and ETC regions
The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are collaborating on a set of activities aiming to support the market penetration of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in the Caspian and Black Sea (ETC) as well as in the Middle East and North African (SEMED) regions. The EBRD’s Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change (FINTECC) and IEA’s International Low-Carbon Energy Technology Platform support similar objectives to foster deployment of low-carbon technologies in these regions, which provides an excellent opportunity to collaborate in the following activities:
- Release of the IEA Insight Paper: "Enabling Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technologies", Istanbul, 15-16 June 2015
- Methodology and indicators for assessing the market penetration of renewable energy and energy efficiency
- Supporting the Deployment of Low-Carbon Technologies in the ETC and SEMED regions, Istanbul, 15-16 June 2015
- Accelerating the Deployment of Low-Carbon Energy and Climate Technologies, Paris, 23 September 2014
The Hidden Fuel Project: Fostering IEA Engagement with Ukraine on Energy Efficiency
The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE) are collaborating on a set of activities to support Ukraine’s efforts to reduce its reliance on fossil fuel imports and in particular, to achieve energy efficiency gains in the residential and district heating sectors.
- Policy Dialogue Event on Energy Efficiency Policy and Technology, Kiev, Ukraine, 5 November 2014
- Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Advanced District Heating, Kiev, Ukraine, 23 March 2015
- Prioritising Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations for Ukraine
- IEA Training Opportunities for Ukrainian Stakeholders:
- Energy Statistics Course, 2-6 March 2015, Paris
- Energy Efficiency Indicators for Policy Formulation, 24-25 March 2015, Kiev
- Energy Efficiency Training Week with four in-depth courses on buildings, lighting & appliances, industry and the transport sector, 8-12 June 2015, Paris
International collaboration on low-carbon energy technologies: gaps and opportunities
Recent years have seen an increase in international efforts aimed at fostering collaboration and innovation in low-carbon energy technologies. Such initiatives are beginning to make impressive contributions to global efforts to address energy and climate challenges. At the same time, these initiatives have varying mandates, missions and focus. The Technology Platform “Gaps project” seeks to complement and feed into that effort, focusing specifically on initiatives in the field of low-carbon energy technologies and including observations on existing coverage, gaps and opportunities for further collaboration.
- IEA Insights Paper Mapping Multilateral Collaboration on Low-Carbon Energy Technologies, 17 November 2014
- Expert workshop on International collaboration on low-carbon energy technologies: gaps and opportunities, Paris, France, 27 February 2014
In 2011, the Technology Platform launched a small project to build on existing IEA analyses to consider how to foster investment in renewable technologies, in particular Partner countries and regions.