Policy Pathways: Energy Management Programmes for Industry - Gaining through saving
This Policy Pathway, jointly produced by the International Energy Agency and the Institute for Industrial Productivity, develops the critical steps for policy makers implementing energy management programmes for industry.
Increasing the competitiveness of industry is a key goal for most governments. Improving the efficiency of energy use within industry is a proven, cost-effective mechanism for increasing competitiveness, while simultaneously raising national productivity and strengthening energy security. The Policy Pathway builds on lessons learned from country experiences and provides actionable guidance on how to plan and design, implement, evaluate and monitor energy management programmes for industry.
The International Energy Agency demonstrates energy savings of at least 26% are possible in industry through effective policy support to raise awareness of opportunities, build technical expertise, increase access to capital, and ultimately reduce perceived risk.
Policy pathway to improving industrial competitiveness through energy management programmes:
- Combine voluntary and mandatory components within a comprehensive energy management programme. Include both drivers and supporting measures
- Complement industry obligations with the provision of relevant institutional assistance including training, guidance tools and the establishment of peer networks
- Promote participation by communicating and recognising real examples of energy efficiency achievements, for example through case studies
- Assess and enhance programme effectiveness by establishing robust indicators and data collection methodologies, while minimising additional burdens to industry
The two page Policy Pathways Brief can be downloaded here.