The webinar will review results from academic evaluations of energy efficiency and climate mitigation policies that have targeted energy-intensive industry on EU and Member State level. The EU emissions trading system, by some portrayed as Europe´s flagship policy to tackle climate change, has had little effect in triggering innovative low-carbon solutions. Other policy approaches taken by Member States have centred on site-level energy management practices linked with national incentives and obligations that stimulates industrial energy efficiency as a strategy aiming at multiple objectives. Remarks are also made about policy design and the role of evaluation to foster policy improvements.
Christian Stenqvist is an evaluator and energy analyst with a research background in public policies and markets for energy efficiency improvement. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental and Energy Systems Studies (from Lund University, Sweden) and currently works as a self-employed evaluation consultant at EvalPart. He has ten years of experiences accumulated from research, evaluations and market development projects/collaborations on EU, Scandinavian and national/Swedish level, covering topics such as: energy efficiency policy and program evaluation, energy efficiency service design, voluntary agreements for energy-intensive industry, industrial energy management systems, EU emissions trading system and corporate climate strategies.