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Thierry BIEVRE, ELITHIS

3 questions to Thierry BIEVRE, ELITHIS’ CEO

Thierry BIEVRE, ELITHIS

Thierry BIEVRE, ELITHIS

 

Thierry BIEVRE, Chief Executive Director of Elithis group, a famous French Building Engineering firm, shares feedback on best practices to make Energy Efficiency a successful market.

 

 

 

 

From your experience, what are the main barriers to a broader Energy Efficiency development?

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Master the Energy Efficiency Directive without any headache

The EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) outlines a framework of measures in order for the EU to reach its 20% energy savings target by 2020 and pave the way for more energy efficiency improvements beyond that date. Now that the Directive has entered into force, Member States must transpose it into national law and implement the many requirements in the legislation before the 2020 deadline. You struggle at seeing clearly into it? The Coalition’s Guidebook for Strong Implementation is here to help.

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Understand EU Energy Efficiency targets in 5 min

Reducing the amount of energy consumed every day is Europe’s biggest energy resource. It is cheaper, protects our environment and favours competitiveness. EU Commission provided an educational – even if a little bit institutional – video clip giving a less-than-5-min overview of the European Union’s energy efficiency objectives (3×20) and shows how each of us can make the difference, be it in our professional or private life. Enjoy it!

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We’ll see later on what kind of tools EU already provides you (for free.

Source: EU Commission (EN, FR, DE, ES, IT, PL)

 

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Why EU local authorities can pull the Energy Efficiency market up

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Because it represents a large field of experimentation EU Member States’ Governments can control and because local authorities have less and less enough budget to manage on a daily basis their assets, property asset is strongly exposed to the evolutions of the regulations on energy and climate.

75% of the global cost of the local and regional authorities energy consumption concerns buildings. Brought back to m², the annual costs in energy consumption of European towns property asset stagnate around 10 €.

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Why companies don’t invest in Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Investment

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The French Environmental and Energy Ministery (MEDDE) thinks that firms should invest the equivalent of only 8% of their revenues in Energy Efficiency in 2013. This level of investment was very similar the past years. Like we saw lately, Energy Efficiency markets don’t break through. Yet people agree that energy prices should rise and, then, make Energy Efficiency projects more profitable. So why firms don’t invest more in Energy Efficiency in France, and more broadly in Europe?

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5 websites to help you break into EU Energy Efficiency markets

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image9043762I tried here to put together the 5 most relevant websites I would recommend to know before launching an Energy Efficiency product within one or several EU Member States.

1. Get to know local regulation first 

The EU is aiming for a 20% cut in Europe’s annual primary energy consumption by 2020. The Commission has proposed several measures to increase efficiency at all stages of the energy chain. Targets and measures vary from a EU Member State to another. Before launching a product in a given EU Member State, you may want to know the existing measures, regulations and incentives within the country. Visit the European Commission’s website.