Improving Energy Efficiency in Southeastern Europe and the Caucasus region

4 June 2010

IEA Deputy Executive Director Richard Jones took part in a major Energy Efficiency Conference for industry and government leaders in Istanbul organised by the U.S. Department of Energy on 3-4 June. 

The event was co-sponsored by the American-Turkish Council and focused on energy efficiency in Southeast Europe and the Caucasus region.

The Turkish, Bulgarian and Macedonian Energy Ministers were present and Georgia was represented by its Deputy Minister. US Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Cathy Zoi headed the US delegation.

Ambassador Jones' presentation focused on financial barriers to increased energy efficiency implementation as well as potential energy efficiency gains in the Southeast Europe and the South of Caucasus.