The Joint Research Centre from the European Commission has launched on 5 April the interactive and collaborative online European Energy Efficiency Platform (E3P). This beta platform is conceived to fill the gap opened by scattered data and fragmented knowledge resulting from a rapidly growing energy efficiency market. It is expected to be both a one-stop shop for information retrieval and a meeting point for experts to exchange data and reduce redundant activities.
Energy Efficiency is at the core of the Europe’s 2030 strategy, setting up an indicative target at the EU level of at least 27% for improving energy efficiency (EE) of future energy consumption.
For this purpose, European Commission, in collaboration with Member States, has to propose priority sectors in which significant energy efficiency gains can be reaped. The objective is to ensure the necessary regulatory and financial efforts are implemented to address the challenges faced by our economies in terms of jobs, growth, fairness and democratic change.
In this framework has been developed the European Energy Efficiency Platform (E3P) to fulfill the recognised need to gather, organise, analyse and distribute it in a central system all related energy efficiency fields.
The E3P is organised around the six thematic areas of energy efficiency in products, cities, buildings, transport, industry and distribution (heating, cooling and electricity). A IT platform is at the centre, with interactive and collaborative features. The E3P provides robust data and analysis to support those in charge of the development, implementation and monitoring of energy efficiency policy, industry, consumers’ organisations, standardisation bodies, research institutes, the scientific community and NGOs at the EU, national, regional and local level.