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Results and Documents of the Energy-Efficiency-Watch 2 project (September 2010 - August 2013)

Energy-Efficiency-Watch Report

This report comprises all results of the Energy-Efficiency-Watch project namely the expert survey and screenings of National Energy Efficiency Action Plans. You can download the report here.


27 country reports "Assessment of energy efficiency action plans and policies in EU Member States"

27 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 and survey results.


Country reports can be downloaded here:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

 Brochure "Good practice ways out of energy debt"

The brochure presents the results of the screening of National Energy Efficiency Action Plans and the survey on the implementation of energy efficiency policies in the EU. Besides analysing overall governance framework and sector policies, this brochure is also a collection of good practices in energy efficiency. Please download the brochure here.

Survey report "Progress in energy efficiency policies in the EU Member States - the experts´perspective"

Energy-Efficiency-Watch conducted an EU-wide survey on implementation of national energy efficiency policies. More than 700 experts from all 27 Member States contributed to the survey between April 2011 and September 2012. The objective was to reveal the current status of implementation. The report indicates the progress in implementation of policies in the EU Member States in the last 3 years. Please download the survey report here and the annext of the survey report here.

EEW Study "Improving National Energy Efficiency Strategies in the EU Framework"

Wuppertal Institute and Ecofys, project partners of the Energy Efficiency Watch project, drafted a paper on how to improve national energy efficiency policies. The policy packages include several best practices from the public, residential, tertiary, industry and transport sectors. Please download the study here.

EEW Final Publishable Report

A practical summary of the project, including an overview of the partners, objectives, results, lessons learnt and conclusions. Please download here.

EEW Final Report on the Evaluation of National Energy Efficiency Action Plans

Download here (pdf, appr. 80 pages).

The extended Appendix to the Final Report (pdf, 4.6MB) is available here now as well.

It contains the detailed evaluation results of 12 NEEAPs that were analysed in-depth within the EEW project, namely Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the UK.


The evaluation of the EEW project is understood as being complementary to the assessment of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs) done by the European Commission, as required by the ESD Directive. The resource restraints of the EEW project only allowed to have an in-depth evaluation of 12 NEEAPs.


You can find the synthesis of the complete assessment of all 27 NEEAPs by European Commission here.

EEW Brochure "Promoting Energy Efficiency in Europe”

Download the English version here.


Please download the brochure in additional languages:

The Czech version, the French Version, the Polish version and the Spanish version.

Press Releases


Expert articles

  • Article in the Dutch expert magazin "Energie+ Internationaal", November 2009. Download the article in Dutch here.
  • Article in expert magazin "Renewable Energy Focus", Jan/Feb 2010. Download the English article here.

Working Papers of the first NEEAP screening


More presentations can be found at the related events.


You can find more information and documents by the EEW partners in the Community Platform section.