Energy Efficiency and Conservation


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The establishment of the inter-agency Energy Efficiency Programme Office (E2PO) shortly after the Ministry of Trade and Industry released the National Energy Policy Report in 2007 clearly signalled the importance of energy efficiency and conservation in the government’s agenda.  Energy efficiency is often regarded as a “fifth fuel”, and multiple benefits can be achieved through energy efficiency improvements. Many countries have given high priority to energy efficiency. The ASEAN region has significant saving potential in primary energy from energy efficiency improvements in future.

In this track, ESI staff members have examined energy efficiencies in the industrial, commercial and household sectors as well as in land and sea transport.  They have also written on the behavioural aspects of energy efficiency, regulatory reforms and pricing geared to promoting energy efficiency and conservation

Over-Arching Questions

  • How can a country derive economic and environmental benefits through energy efficiency and conservation?
  • How to achieve the mid-term goals in energy efficiency and conservation and what are additional policies required to support?
  • How do behavioural changes (e.g. rebound effect) distort the energy savings from energy efficiency improvement and conservation?
  • What are the impacts of non-market barriers to the adoption of energy efficiency and conservation technologies?
  • In what ways can energy efficiency potential and benchmarking be effectively measured in various sectors of the economy? 
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