The overarching objective of EEW4 is to support policy makers in European Union Member States in improving the degree of successful implementation of policy instruments for energy efficiency, and thus contribute to reaching the target of the Energy Efficiency Directive.
“TALKING ABOUT THE RIGHT THINGS TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE”
26th November 2020
During this event local and regional energy agencies, regions, and other energy experts :
Successful implementation of energy efficiency policies depends to great extent on the existence of an underlying national/regional narrative about the key benefits of energy efficiency. A narrative is a means of political communication compiling arguments in favour of policy action, highlighting and explaining its benefits from more than one angle. The supportive arguments for that policy often come from neighbouring or completely different policy areas (e.g. job creation through EE legislation). This narrative needs to be accepted and shared by stakeholders and also significant parts of the population.
How do such narratives appear? How can local/regional energy agencies or public authorities develop and spread such narratives?
This workshop focused on answering these specific questions through an analysis of the EEW4 survey results and moderated discussions between sustainable energy experts.
The main conclusions are under development in the frame of the analysis of the EEW4 survey results and will be showcased as part of D.3.3.
The discussions focused on: