February 25th, 2021 | News about Referee

Welcome on the website of the REFEREE project !

Recently started, REFEREE aims to analyse the non-energy benefits deriving from investments and policies on energy efficiency in the context of the European Green Deal. In particular, we intend to develop a targeted integrated set of analytical tools, from the macroeconomic to the micro level to be used by consumers and businesses, for their quantitative analysis of the non-energy impacts of energy efficiency measures.

We are now shaping a Policy Advisory Group which aims to bring together experts and stakeholders who will accompany the development of these analytical tools from the initial design to their final launch and roll-out.

The decision support tool we are going to design and develop will help assess all the benefits other than energy savings emerging from the implementation of energy efficiency measures.

The tool will aim to support decision-makers at municipal, regional and national level but also investors, and interested households, to measure different positive gains from energy efficiency, such as improvements in health, bills reduction, energy poverty alleviation, job creation, economic growth and environmental benefits.

The tool will aim to support decision-makers at municipal, regional and national level but also investors, and interested households, to measure different positive gains from energy efficiency, such as improvements in health, bills reduction, energy poverty alleviation, job creation, economic growth and environmental benefits.

The final objective of this tool is to encourage decision-makers to undertake energy efficiency measures and to bring to the attention of experts in other fields than energy (e.g. housing, health, trade unions, financing) that energy related measures can have significant benefits on their own fields.

The tool is developed in the framework of the European-funded Horizon 2020 project “REFEREE – Real Value of Energy Efficiency” (2020-2024). The team is led by Italian consultancy ISINNOVA, the modelling is done by Cambridge Econometrics, the tool design by Spanish company MCRIT, while stakeholders’ involvement is coordinated by think-tanks in Bulgaria and France, the Center for the Study of Democracy and the Jacques Delors Institute, with the support of German company B.A.U.M. Consult and the European Environmental Bureau.

You can register to the newsletter to be informed about our progress with the tool development and learn about our future activities.

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