Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4) Programme
Sometimes referred to as the 'first fuel', energy efficiency offers all of the benefits of a clean, domestic energy source for emerging economies. These benefits include improved energy security, higher productivity and enhanced economic development. Given that energy demand in emerging economies is projected to grow significantly over the next decades, improving energy efficiency in these countries is more important than ever.
The IEA’s World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2013 predicts that the centre of gravity of energy demand will switch decisively to emerging economies such as the People’s Republic of China and India, driving global energy use one-third higher under the New Policies Scenario. This scenario forecasts that emerging economies will account for more than 90% of global net energy demand growth by 2035.
Emerging economies capture a growing share of global energy consumption today and in the future
The Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4) Programme is a four-year programme, established in January 2014, to support the scale-up of energy efficiency activities that generate economy-wide benefits in major emerging economies including People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, India, Mexico, South Africa and Ukraine. The E4 Programme is funded by the Government of Denmark and the European Commission.
The E4 Programme builds on IEA’s well-established energy efficiency portfolio of experience and analysis, including:
- Data collection, indicators and modelling on energy efficiency
- Energy efficiency policy design, implementation and evaluation
Reports, Publications and Policy Recommendations
The IEA has worked with regional partners to develop energy efficiency policy recommendations for four regions:
- Southeast Asia (2015)
- Latin America and the Caribbean Region also available in Spanish (2015)
- The Arab-Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Region (2014)
As well as the Energy Efficiency Outlook for South Africa – Sizing up the opportunity (2015)
Events and Training Weeks
The IEA Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Training Week is a 5-day training event dedicated to sharing experience with planning, implementing and evaluating energy efficiency policies in emerging economies. Launched in 2015, these events have now brought together over 400 ‘next generation’ energy efficiency professionals, primarily from government institutions and supporting organisations in emerging conomies.
The aim of these training events is to equip junior energy efficiency policy makers with knowledge and skills to be more effective in their roles. Participants become part of the international energy efficiency community with a large support network to call upon as they progress through their careers.
The energy efficiency training week programme consists of parallel courses on energy efficiency in the following areas:
The programme includes cross-sectoral sessions on assessing the potential for energy efficiency, tracking progress, communication campaigns and finance. In order to provide hands-on experience, participants take part in a site visit pertinent to the chosen course. Previous site visits have included Autolib, Bouygues, EDF and Schneider Electric.
The Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Training Weeks are made possible thanks to the generous contributions provided by the Government of Denmark and the European Commission.
Learn more and apply to attend upcoming Training Weeks:
Presentations and Webinars
Energy Efficiency Presentations
Our work on Energy efficiency
Global Trends in Energy Efficiency
Released October 2017
The annual Energy Efficiency Market Report tracks the core indicators of energy efficiency, providing insights on the latest trends, drivers and market prospects
Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies
The IEA is supporting the scale-up of energy efficiency activities that generate economy-wide benefits in major emerging economies
Benefits of Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is often defined as achieving the same services with less energy. This definition grossly understates the power of energy efficiency to provide benefits beyond energy savings for society and for the economy
Energy Efficiency Statistics
Good data is an essential component of effective policy making on energy efficiency. Access our global datasets, indicators and training manuals here
Best Practice in Energy Efficiency Policy
From a choice of policy instruments to optimal design and implementation, countries can learn from a wealth of global expertise
Future Scenarios for Energy Efficiency
Access our latest modelling and analysis to gain insight into potential future scenarios for energy efficiency globally
Market Report Series: Energy Efficiency 2017
Global tracker examining the trends, indicators, impacts and drivers
Market-Based Instruments for Energy Efficiency
Market-based instruments offer the potential for policy makers to access more cost-effective efficiency gains
India's Ujala Story - Energy Efficient Prosperity
Case study of the Indian Government’s domestic efficient lighting programme
- Commentary: Clean and efficient heat for industry
23 January 2018
- Commentary: Unlocking energy savings from buildings
11 December 2017
- The IEA Energy Efficiency Indicators Database
5 December 2017
Events & workshops
IEA Workshop on Energy Management Systems and Digital Technologies for Industrial Energy Efficiency and Productivity
OECD (Boulogne), 46 Quai Le Gallo, 92100, Room BB1
Identifying Technology Innovation Needs and Opportunities Under Mission Innovation Challenge n°2: Off-grid Access to Electricity
OECD Conference Centre, 2 rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris, France