Around 50 energy savings schemes globally
Around 50 energy savings schemes operate globally. These schemes have been introduced by governments to improve end-use energy efficiency and other objectives such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, customer energy bills and more recently peak demand reduction. The most effective schemes include those with an Energy Efficiency Obligation (EEO).
Significant expertise now exists worldwide in this area. Australia has much to contribute with various jurisdictions having established some of the earliest schemes in the world from 2009 which are delivering cost-effective results, lowest cost greenhouse gas abatement and technology transformation.
Of the 50 states of the United States of America, 26 of them had binding energy savings obligations (at January 2017).
- 2020 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Dec 2020.
- Best Practices in Designing and Implementing Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes. DSM University/Leonardo Energy Webinar: video and presentation slides.) Crossley David Dr, Senior Advisor, Regulatory Assistance Project, 25 June 2014.
- Best Practices in Designing and Implementing Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes. Research Report. Task XXII of the International Energy Agency Demand Side Management Programme. (Including experiences in Australia: NSW, VIC, SA, pp8-22.) June 2012. Crossley, D, Gerhard J, Kadoch C, Lees E, Pike-Biefunska E, Sommer A, Wang X, Wasserman N and Watson E. Regulatory Assistance Project, Mar 2011.
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- Determining Energy Savings for Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes. (Including experiences in Australia: SA, Appendix 3.) Regulatory Assistance Project, April 2012.