|| The ENSPOL project focusses on the existing and planned Energy Efficiency Obligation schemes (EEOs) and alternative policies in EU Member States (MS). ENSPOL analysis seeks to inform about the implementation of Article 7 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), which requires quantified improvements in energy efficiency in EU MS. There is significant experience of EEOs in several countries outside the EU. The objective of this report is to analyze relevant non-EU experience, including both design and results of EEO policies, and to draw relevant recommendations for MS considering EEOs as a means of implementing the Article 7 of the EED.
The report identifies the most likely non-EU jurisdictions to provide useful information for EU and MS stakeholders and policy makers, based on longevity of experience, scale and good evaluation of EEOs. Based on these criteria, the report examines two states of the USA – California and Massachusetts, one province of Canada - Ontario, one state of Australia – Victoria, and India. Results of the analysis for each are set out in more detail in the full report.