Policy Pathways: Q&A Fact Sheet
There are two main messages from this series. First, with respect to energy efficiency, countries know what to do, but not necessarily how to do it. These Pathways try to fill this ‘know-how’ gap.
Second, the IEA acknowledges that simply making recommendations to countries is not enough. We have made 25 energy efficiency policy recommendations, but we know that countries need assistance with how to implement them. We can reinterpret the proverb about teaching a man to fish. "Give a country an energy efficiency recommendation, and you hold their attention for a day. Help a country to implement the recommendation, and you are more likely to launch energy savings that last for years."