Energy Efficiency Indicators for Mediterranean Countries

Energy efficiency improvements is generally considered as the best strategy to reduce CO2 emissions, to reduce the energy dependence and to alleviate the effect of the oil price increase that are more than likely in the future. Most countries have implemented energy efficiencies programme at different stages. It now becomes necessary to implement a system of monitoring of the energy performances achieved so as to evaluate the impact of these policies and to better target new policy measures. It is also important to benefit from the experience of similar countries and to compare countries.

The MEDENER project on energy efficiency indicators relies on the experience achieved in European countries with the ODYSSEE project and in southern Mediterranean countries, especially Tunisia and Algeria. These countries have developed evaluation methods of energy efficiency trends through the implementation of detailed data bases on final energy consumption by sector and end-use.

The objective of this project is to exchange information and experience on the monitoring of energy efficiency, and to strengthen the capacity of national energy efficiency agencies in this field, in particular on energy efficiency indicators.

The expected result of this project is the implementation of similar national data bases on energy efficiency indicators for Morocco and Lebanon, as well as to develop common indicators for all Mediterranean countries gathered in a regional base accessible to all partners and stakeholders. The interpretation of trends in these indicators will be available in national reports and in a regional report covering all countries in the Mediterranean basin.

The project is coordinated by ADEME and ANME, with the technical support of Enerdata (France) and Alcor (Tunisia). The project is financed by ADEME and the national agencies of participating countries.