Webinar: Taking Stock – 40 years of Industrial Energy Audits

Start/Stop Date:
10 Dec 2014
DSM IA University and Leonardo Energy
Webinar @ 15:00 – 16:00 CET
Focus Areas:
Energy audits, energ efficiency policy measures
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WEBINAR 10 December  2014 @ 15:00 – 16:00 CET

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Title: Taking Stock – 40 years of Industrial Energy Audits

About the webinar: Industrial energy audits were amongst the first energy efficiency policy measures developed in response to the oil shocks of the 1970s. Since then they have become enormously popular in industrialised economies. In the EU they are mandatory for large organisations under the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. Developing countries are considering them as they scale up their own climate programmes.

So interest in audits can only grow. But, from a policy-maker’s perspective, do they work? How do they work? How could they work for me? Certainly, in principle, audits are extremely important because they get to the heart of how a company uses energy. But after 40 years, the scientific literature on audits is large and complex and difficult for the non-specialist policy-maker to wade though.

This webinar tell the story of audits in a way designed to cut through this complexity. It recounts the history of audits and sets out why they are important. It sets out some of the main features of successful audit programmes, and, from the practical experience of the speaker, how to go about putting one together. It then considers the main problems with audits and how these can be addressed. Finally the talk will look ahead to see how audits might evolve in the near future.

Moderator: Hans de Keulenaer
Hans de Keulenaer is Director of Energy & Electricity at the European Copper Institute (ECI), a non-profit organisation workng towards the support and expansion of copper and copper alloy’s markets in Europe. He has over 25 years of experience in running international campaigns for companies and international organisations in the industrial sector. His current interests are sustainable energy systems, e-learning, quality of supply, smart & age-adaptive buildings and energy regulation.

Speaker: Dr Peter Mallaburn
Peter is a leading academic and climate policy practitioner, specialising in how policy works in the real world. He is a Senior Research Associate at the Energy Institute, University College London, and Editor of Climate Policy Journal.

Peter started his career in the UK Civil Service in 1990 on urban air pollution, climate modelling and energy policy, representing the UK in the EU, OECD, UN and the IEA. He moved into international climate negotiations in 1993, working on the Berlin Mandate and the IPCC Second Assessment Report.

In 1996 Peter moved into domestic policy to help develop UK’s first Climate Change Programme in 1999. Peter set up the Carbon Trust in 2001, leaving the government in 2002 to join the Trust’s Senior Management team and help design it’s first programmes. These included a number of major audit programmes for industry, commerce and the public sector.

In 2006 Peter became the first Chief Executive of Salix Finance, a public company set up by the government to accelerate investment in energy efficiency projects using innovative recycling loans. In 2008 Peter left Salix to set up his own consultancy company, Policy to Practice Ltd.