Energy efficiency policies for industry

The presentation about the policies for energy efficiency in the industrial sector at the EU-MERCI project webinar. The industrial sector accounts for one fourth  of the EU energy consumption and for 19% of the GHG emissions (without the energy sector). In order to reach the EU 2020 and 2030 targets and, even more, to adhere to the Paris 2015 climate agreement, there is the need of policies aimed at facilitating and accelerating the implementation of energy efficiency projects in the industrial sector. The presentation shows the main existing policies and offers some hints on the future measures.

The video of my speech and the other presentations are available on the EU-MERCI website.

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ESCOs and white certificates in Italy

The role and some key figures about ESCOs in Italy as presented at a meeting with a Japanese delegation organised at GSE. ESCOs are the most active subject in the Italian scheme, with more than 95% of the presented proposal over the years. The presentation illustrates how ESCOs deal with the Italian white certificate mechanism, some data about the market, and the situation about energy performance contracting (EPC).

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White certificate in industry

The presentation and the peer-reviewed paper presented at the ECEEE conference in Berlin. It summarizes the situation in terms of targets, outcomes, and market and introduces the main points behind the new scheme guidelines that should be published by the end of the year.

Paper and presentation available.

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Measurement and verification in the Italian white certificate scheme

Measurement and verification of energy savings is an important part of any energy efficiency obligation or support scheme. In the presentation I held at the World sustainable energy days conference in Wels I illustrated how M&V works for the Italian white certificate scheme. A comparison of the different energy saving assessment methods is available, together with the description of the verification process implemented by GSE, the managing body.

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White certificate at Germany G7 meeting

The presentation held at the Germany G7 meeting in Berlin about the Italian white certificate scheme. The ENSPOL project was also presented, as example of cooperation among countries and of a platform to allow an exchange of best practices, capable of supporting policy makers in creating new incentive schemes or improving the existing ones.