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Sustainable reference methodology for energy end-use efficiency data in the EU

 
: Doukas, H.; Papadopoulou, A.G.; Psarras, J.; Ragwitz, M.; Schlomann, B.

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Renewable & sustainable energy reviews 12 (2008), Nr.8, S.2159-2176
ISSN: 1364-0321
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Fraunhofer ISI ()
energy end-use efficiency data; EU; sustainability; validation

Abstract
One of the most important goals of the European energy policy involves the implementation of energy-efficiency measures in large scale so as to promote sustainable development in the European Union (EU) level. The multidimensional character of energy end-use efficiency (EEE) necessitates the collection of a number of related data, apart from the performance and system parameters data, such as socio-economic (e.g., employment, turnover) and Research and Development (R&D) expenditures. Moreover, improved co-ordination of EEE programmes and policies of the community and the member states so as a unified acceptable system to be developed for the monitoring of the EEE data with respect to the existing targets is of significant importance. Even though data-gathering efforts have been implemented, a lot of fragmented data and deduced findings are currently available, which sometimes lack consistency and verification. In this context, the main aim of the paper is to present a sustainable reference methodology for validating EEE data in EU, through the review of existing approaches and methods, defining of most relevant inconsistencies and gaps and provision of recommendations for improvements in EEE data aggregation and statistical interpretation, taking into consideration the related analysis of statisticians, energy technology experts and energy socio-economists.

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