With the third edition of PUBLENEF newsletter, look back to several research tasks that have been completed and look forward to the remaining activities planned.
The PUBLENEF project is now halfway, and we can on one hand look back to several research tasks that have been completed and on the other hand look forward to the remaining activities planned. A key first part of the project was the survey to assess the ‘needs’ or challenges encountered by European local, regional, and national governments in the implementation of energy efficiency measures.
For local and regional government agencies, key challenges include a lack of budget, a lack of time (both for the staff and for other stakeholders), and the complexity of the issues and the administrative procedures. You will find more information on the needs assessment in this newsletter. In addition to the identification of needs, PUBLENEF has also identified ‘good practices’ of policy implementation since they should match the needs in order to be able to overcome the identified needs.