The specific objective of the “Energy Efficiency Watch 3” project is to continue the work undertaken by EEW2 project and to facilitate the process of implementation of the Energy Services Directive. The core objective of EEW3 is to establish a constant feedback loop on the implementation of European and national energy efficiency policies and thus enable mutual learning on effective policy making across the EU.

EEW3 screens progress of national policies, looks into legislative documents, seeks experts’ knowledge via an EU-wide survey and creates new consultation platforms with a wide spectrum of stakeholders (parliamentarians, regions, cities; European, business and expert stakeholders). It compiles 28 country reports, provides strategic conclusions for more effective policies and presents 10 case studies of well-established policy packages and a Feedback Loop Report.

It thereby intends to improve the implementation of European energy efficiency policies on the energy demand side, such as the new Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) as the main focus of EEW3, but also related policies like the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Eco-Design (ErP) Directive on the national, but also on the regional and local level.

Key results of EEW analysis and stakeholder consultations


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EEW3 28 Country Reports

28 country reports outline specific national energy efficiency policies and their implementation in every EU Member State. The country reports are based on the screening of National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs) and survey results. Find […]

EEW3 How to make Europe Number 1 in Energy Efficiency

The brochure looks at the current state and the potential of policies to become elements of a new industrial policy. Policy instruments are examined regarding their design and their implementation. The English version of the […]

EEW3 Key Policy Conclusions

The findings of the numerous research activities of the EEW3 consortium are condensed and translated into concrete and strategic policy conclusions. This document builds a strong basis for further discussion with stakeholders and decisions makers. The Key […]

EEW3 Feedback Loop Report

The core objective of Energy Efficiency Watch 3 (EEW3) is to establish a constant feedback loop on the implementation of European and national energy efficiency policies and thus enable both compliance monitoring and mutual learning […]


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