UDP releases new report on Energy Efficiency

October 13, 2015

UNEP DTU Partnership is pleased to release The Multiple Benefits of Measures to Improve Energy Efficiency. This report represents a unique effort where energy modelling has been combined with a comprehensive survey of twenty-five national programmes on energy efficiency. The report provides energy use and greenhouse-gas emission projections to 2030 globally and for G20 countries.

The report is released at a critical time in the climate change negotiations, as parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) submit their so-called intended nationally determined contributions. To meet the emission reduction commitments embodied in these ‘contributions’, UNFCCC parties will have to rely on all available mitigation options, with energy efficiency being a critical option.

The report, which was funded by the Danish Climate Envelope and written by the UNEP DTU Partnership, analysed the multiple benefits being delivered by energy efficiency programmes. The report confirms that well-designed programmes are worth undertaking for reasons as varied as improving human health and well-being, strengthening energy security, increasing employment and lowering emissions of greenhouse gases.

The report is based on four technical studies prepared by Enerdata, ECNCambridge Econometrics and DNV_GL. Click to access the full reports.

In addition, UDP has produced non-technical summaries of these studies: Enerdata, ECNCambridge Econometrics and DNV_GL. Click to access the non-technical summaries.

For more information on the report kindly contact Daniel Puig on dapu@dtu.dk.