Energy Efficiency Policies: Industry
The global exchange for energy efficiency policies, data and impacts
"The IEA is working with Governments across the world to enact the right policies for enhancing energy efficiency. We know there is an appetite for focused solutions, and this is what our Efficient World Strategy offers."
Dr. Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director
An efficient world strategy for industry
The IEA’s Efficient World Strategy highlights that a range of policy measures can enable greater industrial energy efficiency gains. Key actions include:
- Increased coverage and strength of minimum energy performance standards for key industrial equipment, including electric heat pumps, motors and other end-use devices.
- Mandatory measures to increase scrap metal collection and recycling (can also drive increased recycling and efficiency gains for other metals manufacturing including aluminium and copper).
Finance & incentives
- Appropriate incentives to encourage the adoption of energy management systems, such as fiscal incentives or links to environmental regulation.
- Financial or fiscal incentives to encourage increased scrap metal collection and recycling.
- Market-based instruments, including obligation and white certificate schemes, to encourage business model innovation and increased investment.
Information and capacity building
- Mechanisms such as industry networks, training and case studies to enhance awareness and capacity.