SOLAR SERDAR – VOICE FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

EE-Coalition
Group Description: A voice for energy efficiencyThe Energy Efficiency Coalition (EEC) is an umbrella organization challenged with working with governments, businesses, and other organizations to promote energy efficiency.

Bodies such as the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the European Union have recognised the vital role of energy efficiency in delivering both climate and energy security, and noted how it supports sustainable economic growth in OECD countries and in emerging economies. The UK Government’s Stern Review and the World Summit for Sustainable Development also gave it prominence.

Technology is not the obstacle – the challenges in promoting energy efficiency are finance, communications, and changing traditional behavior.

Beyond this, the lack of a voice to promote energy efficiency at the international level has been a brake on action.  The REEEP Energy Efficiency Coalition (EEC) aims to provide this strong and coherent voice on the international stage. 

From political will to action on the ground

By bringing together governmental, civil society and business voices, the EEC aims to bridge the gap between political will and action on the ground. EEC helps to support the work of international organisations such as the IEA on policies and technologies  so that businesses and governments can accelerate the implementation of energy efficiency.

Since the energy efficiency market is somewhat fragmented, the scope of the coalition will be expanded step by step:

  1. Energy efficiency in buildings
  2. Industrial energy efficiency
  3. All energy efficiency sectors including generation and transportation

First step for EEC: focus on energy efficiency in buildings

The coalition provides:

  • Advocacy for international energy efficiency programmes;
  • Guidance for research initiatives (Global Assessment Report);
  • Communication of best practices and implementation solutions in international forums;
  • Mentorship to local and national programmes; and
  • Communication to promote educational programmes targeting homebuilders, policy makers, academicians, and consumers.

As an example of the sorts of initiatives that EEC aims for, the coaltion has brought together the major energy efficiency stakeholders in Mexico to sign a joint MoU committing the organisations to the development of a joint action plan to implement energy efficiency in buildings at state and municipal level across the country.  The signatories include The National Commission for Energy Efficiency (CONUEE), The National Network of State Energy Commission (RENACE), and The Association for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (AEAEE). The model could also be transferred to other countries such as Brazil.

SOLAR SERDAR

solarserdar@gmail.com

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About CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES (CCRES)• was founded in 1988 as the non-profit European Association for Renewable Energy that conducts its work independently of political parties, institutions, commercial enterprises and interest groups, • is dedicated to the cause of completely substituting for nuclear and fossil energy through renewable energy, • regards solar energy supply as essential to preserve the natural resources and a prerequisite for a sustainable economy,• acts to change conventional political priorities and common infrastructures in favor of renewable energy, from the local to the international level, • brings together expertise from the fields of politics, economy, science, and culture to promote the entry of solar energy, • provides the opportunity to play a part in the sociocultural movement for renewable energy by joining the association for everyone, • considers full renewable energy supply a momentous and visionary goal - the challenge of the century to humanity. Zeljko Serdar Head of CCRES association solarserdar@gmail.com
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