The specific objectives of the project are to:

  • Assess and learn from existing Energy Efficiency policy implementation practices in EU member states, regions and cities.
  • Strengthen networking opportunities for public agencies on the national, regional and local level.
  • Develop and adjust tools for public agencies to help them implement Energy Efficiency policies.

The target audience of PUBLENEF consists of the following groups: National, regional and local authorities, Policy implementation bodies, networks of local and regional authorities, and Market actors and bodies participating in EE policies. The overall approach of the project in order to fulfill these objectives is to:

  • Identify the needs from national, regional and local authorities for the implementation of EE policies.
  • Collect the best practices and tools for overcoming these needs and replicate them to various MS, regions and municipal authorities.
  • Develop roadmaps and enhance the process of successful implementation of policies.
  • Build and strengthen existing networks of policy makers enabling the knowledge exchange from national to regional to local level in EE policy.

As PUBLENEF is a highly policy participatory project, it has ensured the involvement of key players in all energy efficiency policy making field throughout the EU. PUBLENEF has ensured a fine mix of energy agencies (and associations of cities and regions) involved in the formulation of energy efficiency policies on the national, regional and local level and building capacity.

PUBLENEF interacts with several other EU funded projects focusing as well on energy efficiency.


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PUBLENEF Final Report – ‘Supporting Public Authorities to implement energy efficient policies’

PUBLEnEf partners have engaged with policymakers at MS, regional, and local levels across the EU related to energy efficiency to provide them with credible information, insights, and tools, in order to make the policy processes more efficient and effective and to improve the overall quality of decision-making and policy implementation.


To keep the energy efficiency policy on a right track in achieving the objectives set by policy makers it is necessary to monitor the effects of its implementation and to adjust the actions accordingly. With examples of the actions taken by project partners in Croatia and Italy this policy brief answers the question what is the role of the monitoring and verification tools in improving of local, regional, and national energy efficiency policies.


In this policy brief, energy efficiency experts share their insight on the conditions and main drivers to consider when attempting to up-scale energy efficiency projects. The roadmap leaders from Ireland (Tipperary Energy Agency) and Austria (OÖ Energiesparverband) explain how they managed to unlock sustainable energy investments at local and regional level by up-scaling small projects into larger programmes supporting energy efficiency investments.

PUBLENEF Policy Brief n°1 – Getting your Renovation Strategy Right – Feedback from Local and Regional Experts

PUBLENEF presents its 1st policy brief on local and regional renovation strategies.


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Public Authorities Implementing Energy Efficiency Policies – PUBLENEF Conference

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PUBLENEF Webinar – Supporting the implementation of Energy Efficiency Policies

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