Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4) Programme
The Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4) Programme was established by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2014 to support emerging economies in their efforts to scale up and capture the benefits of energy efficiency.
Energy efficiency offers all of the benefits of a clean, domestic energy source for emerging economies, including improved energy security, higher productivity, and enhanced economic development. The World Energy Outlook sees more than 95% of growth in primary energy occuring outside OECD countries in the coming decades. Majority of consumption will be in a small number of emerging economies. Improving energy efficiency in these countries is now more important than ever.
2040 Energy Demand (EJ) in the New Policies Scenario
Source: World Energy Outlook 2017
The E4 Programme supports three levels of engagement with target countries and regions:
- Country-specific analysis
- In-depth and hands-on country support for energy efficiency policy deployment, and
- Multi-country engagement, analysis, shared learning, and capacity building
The E4 Programme is demand driven and works with each target country government based on both their areas of interest and where the IEA can add most value. These include projecting the potential for energy efficiency to inform national policy; tracking progress against targets; assessing impacts of potential and existing policies; and adapting existing and designing new polices to achieve greater impacts.
The programme is also increasingly working with countries on quantifying and communicating the multiple benefits of energy efficiency with the objective of engaging leaders, ministries of finance and economy, as well as other influential stakeholders. The concept of Energy Efficient Prosperity aligns well with the social development and economic growth agenda of the emerging economy governments.
The E4 Programme is enriching the IEA’s ongoing portfolio of work by feeding lessons learned and data collected from emerging economies back into IEA analysis and publications, such as the Energy Efficiency Market Report, the World Energy Outlook, and Energy Technology Perspectives.
Phase 1 of the E4 Programme was made possible thanks to the generous contributions of the Government of Denmark and the European Commission. Phase 2 of the E4 Programme is continuing as part of the IEA Clean Energy Transitions Programme and is funded through generous contributions from the Governments of Denmark and Switzerland.
Our work on Energy efficiency
E4 Countries and Regions
E4 partners with six major emerging economies: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and South Africa; and works regionally in Latin American and Southeast Asia
Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Training
Equipping junior energy efficiency policymakers with knowledge and skills, and building a community of practice
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
Analysis of the Potential for Energy Efficiency
E4 leverages IEA expertise in data and policy analysis to analyse the opportunities for energy efficiency
Evaluations of energy efficiency policies help strengthen the evidence base for energy efficiency and track progress against national targets
Bridging the Gap
E4 helps partner countries identify energy efficiency measures to help meet their economic and social development goals
Energy Efficiency Indicators Highlights 2017
Understanding the drivers of final energy use to track and improve energy efficiency policy-making
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
- Only 4 out of 38 clean-energy technologies are on track to meet long-term climate goals
23 May 2018
- Canadian energy system has significant untapped efficiency savings
18 May 2018
- Air conditioning use emerges as one of the key drivers of global electricity-demand growth
15 May 2018
Events & workshops
WorkshopEnhancing the Impact of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Policies - A joint workshop of the IEA Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Working PartiesFrench Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministerial Conference Centre, Paris
WorkshopBeyond energy savings: The multiple benefits of energy efficiency Ministerial Conference Centre, 27 rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris
Workshop2nd G20 Energy End-Use Data and Energy Efficiency Metrics WorkshopBuenos Aires, Argentina