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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


The draft Study Overview of Activities and Players in Smart Grids is available for review and comments. Please send your comments to Oleg Dzioubinski (oleg.dzioubinski@unece.org) and David Elzinga (david.elzinga@unece.org).

“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

Publication "Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency" This report presents existing energy efficiency policies that stand out as best practices. The policies identified include exemplars of best practices in energy efficiency policies from around the globe drawn from respected and objective policy evaluations and databases. The primary audience is policy makers from the member States of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE). However this study should be useful for policy makers in other regions. For countries starting to develop energy efficiency programmes, the policies outlined offer guidance into what works and can offer confidence when exploring and selecting options. For countries with established energy efficiency programmes, this report can assist by validating policies and offering a set of policy benchmarks.
12 March 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