IEPPEC – International Energy Policy & Programme Evaluation Conference
IEPPEC builds a community to support the evaluation of carbon neutral/mitigation policies and programmes to ensure wise investment of resources.
Connecting Evaluators and Implementers of Low Carbon Policies and Programmes
Policies and programmes for increased energy efficiency, energy savings and reduction of GHG emissions are ranked as top priorities by EU, IEA and UN to help the world face the critical issues of climate change and resource conservation. The increasing focus on energy policy and programmes has resulted in more challenging objectives and growing investment. There is, therefore, a need to improve the assessment of potential and actual impacts and to really understand what works and what does not. That’s why high-quality evaluation practices are essential: to overcome the barrier due to the lack of confidence in the results, and to foster experience sharing.
While the primary focus is on evaluations of energy efficiency policies and programmes the IEPPEC actively seeks out work from evaluations related to low carbon or sustainability policies and programmes (e.g., renewable energy generation, transport, waste management, water, food production, etc.), in particular when these other fields have interactions with energy efficiency.
The North American IEPEC (International Energy Program Evaluation Conference) has organized conferences since the mid 1980’s on alternate years. It has become a key event for the community and the peer-reviewed proceedings form a rich knowledge base freely available at www.iepec.org. Our conferences have been successful to the point where we are now on our own for fundraising for our next event in Amsterdam.
Since 2010, three conferences have been held in Europe in 2010 (Paris) 2012 (Rome) and Berlin in 2014. As a direct result of our Berlin conference we are now also working on an event for China, tentatively set for 2018. We also created a strong bond with IEA and recently sponsored a seminar on Multiple-Benefit issues.