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Energy Efficiency

About Energy Efficiency

The Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency (GEEE) was established to carry out concrete, results-oriented activities that, in line with the "Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative of the United Secretary-General, help significantly improve energy  efficiency in the region, thus contributing to climate change mitigation efforts; and strengthen regional cooperation in energy efficiency, with a view to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Group of Experts focuses on regulatory and policy dialogue addressing financial, technical and policy barriers to improve energy efficiency and on sharing experience and best practices in the field of energy efficiency in the United Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) region, including on strengthening institutional capacity in energy efficiency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Work Plan of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency for 2014-2015


Electricity System Development: A Focus on Smart Grids. Overview of Activities and Players in Smart Grids The purpose of this study is to provide a brief overview of smart grids and its role in the development of electricity systems. This is accomplished by defining smart grids, highlighting the major drivers for deployment, outlining the range of actors that need to be engaged, and a vision for electricity system development. The paper presents some possible future work that could be carried out by the UNECE to both engage in the global smart grid dialogue and serve member States.
August 2015

Analysis of National Case Studies on Policy Reforms to Promote Energy Efficiency Investments The publication aims to identify existing barriers to energy efficiency policy implementation and to provide recommendations to the policy makers that would assist them in development and implementation of policy reforms that can support market formation and foster favourable climate for investments in energy efficiency. The publication develops a benchmark that should serve as a reference point for policy makers and energy experts working in the field of energy efficiency.
August 2015

Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency The publication highlights best policy practices for promoting energy efficiency in the UNECE region and beyond. It presents a structured framework of policies and measures to promote energy efficiency investments for climate change mitigation and sustainable development, as well as to develop a menu of energy efficiency policies and measures.
June 2015

“UNECE on Energy” What are the last trends in terms of energy security and energy efficiency in the UNECE region?  What about a European Energy Union? What role will natural gas and renewable energies play in the foreseeable future? What are the trends regarding electric vehicles on our roads? Oleg Dzioubinski, UNECE Economic Affairs Officer for Energy Efficiency is interviewed by Dukascopy TV about Energy issues  (Interview in English and in Russian) (Also available on Youtube in English and in Russian)
6 May 2015

Experts and Policy-makers Study Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Practices in Israel
12 February 2015

The Executive Secretaries of the five UN Regional Commissions issue joint call for action to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy
04 November 2014

Oleg Dzioubinski, Energy Efficiency Programme Manager, speaks of the impact of rational use of energy resources on the world economy (Рациональное использование энергоресурсов существенно влияет на экономику планеты. Олег Дзюбинский, ЕЭК ООН) [in Russian] (Interview with Dukascopy TV)
31 October 2014