Webinar: From programmes to markets – how to leverage market forces for energy efficiency

Start/Stop Date:
23 Feb 2017
DSM University in collaboration with Leonardo Energy
Webinar: 15.00 - 16.00 CET
Focus Areas:
Energy efficiency, obligations
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The IEA and RAP are conducting an in-depth analysis for the G7 on the design of market-based instruments for the delivery of energy efficiency. The study examines market mechanisms and economic instruments such as auctions and tendering programmes, utility obligations, and white certificates, analysing the choices that policymakers face and the key factors behind successful programme design and implementation in different contexts. Speakers from RAP and the IEA will present initial findings including global best practices for market-based instruments, the strategic choices around policy instruments in the energy transition, and the issues facing policymakers on obligations, auctions and monitoring and verification.

Jan Rosenow Dr Jan Rosenow is a Senior Associate at the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) and a Senior Research Fellow at SPRU, University of Sussex. He has more than 12 years of experience in energy and climate change policy. Previously Dr Rosenow led the energy efficiency policy work of a large energy and climate change consultancy which is part of a global engineering and consultancy business with 3,000+ staff. In addition to his background in consulting, Jan also has a strong track record in energy research - he has held research appointments at leading institutes in the UK, Germany and the United States and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, SPRU and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, Environmental Change Institute. Dr Rosenow holds a Ph.D. in Energy Policy from Oxford University, an M.Sc. in Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics and an M.Sc. in Geosciences from the University of Münster.

Richard Cowart Richard Cowart is the Director of European Programs for the Regulatory Assistance Project. One of Northern America’s most experienced regulatory commissioners, he served as Commissioner and Chair of the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) for thirteen years (1986-1999). He was elected President of the New England Conference of Public Utility Commissioners, and Chair of the NARUC Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment. Before his appointment to the PSB, Mr. Cowart was Assistant Professor and Director of the program in Planning and Law at the University of California, Berkeley (1980-85), and Executive Officer and General Counsel of the Vermont Environmental Board (1978-80). He received his B.A. from Davidson College, and the J.D. and Master of City Planning degrees from UC, Berkeley.

Samuel Thomas Samuel Thomas is a senior energy efficiency analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA) where he leads a programme of analytical work on energy efficiency, including

  • the IEA’s annual Energy Efficiency Market Report,
  • the Policy Pathway series and
  • current projects on market based instruments and behaviour and energy efficiency.

Before joining the IEA in 2014, Sam was Deputy Director for Climate Change Economics and Energy Efficiency Analysis at the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), where he led the analysis supporting the UK’s

  • Climate Change Act
  • EU ETS implementation
  • strategies on energy efficiency, heat and fuel poverty; and the UK’s supplier obligations.