Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy


The Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy (IEECP) is a non-for-profit, independent research foundation working, since 2015, on science-based climate change mitigation, energy efficiency and renewable energy policy, with an international interdisciplinary team of experts generating and disseminating scientific knowledge. We act as a knowledge hub sharing pragmatic results as well as innovative ideas providing policymakers, and all private and public decision-makers, with independent expertise and science-based research to support their work towards the energy transition and a sustainable future.

Our underlying motivation is to help cities, regions and the EU Member States to implement more energy efficient solutions, which not only lower emissions but, through generating economic savings, can be further invested in solutions combating climate change.

As the EU strives to become the first continent in the world to reach climate neutrality by 2050, IEECP provides solutions, networking platforms and science-based knowledge to:

(I) Ensure authorities have the right tools to deliver the EU Green Deal and Paris Agreement obligations (H2020 Paris Reinforce project),

(I) Enable knowledge-exchange on energy efficiency and climate policy design, implementation and evaluation of their impacts, with a focus on key energy transition components such as:

  • Map, report on and tackle energy poverty (SocialWatt, ENPOR, contract for ADEME about reviewing good practices tackling energy poverty in 10 countries),
  • Develop innovative business and financing models for energy efficiency (Triple A, SENSEI), peer learning and dissemination of good practices among regional and local authorities (PROSPECT, PROSPECT+)
  • Provide the market / industry the appropriate knowledge and understanding of what energy audits (and Article 8 EED) and efficiency first are and mean, as well as the multiple benefits of increasing energy efficiency (DEESME, ICCEE, ENEFIRST, MICAT),
  • Assist policymakers drafting, monitoring and evaluating measures and policies that will support achieving EU climate, energy and decarbonisation targets (EPATEE, ENSMOV, ENERGee Watch, streamSAVE),
  • Provide policymakers with knowledge on how the EU Directives (with a specific focus on the Energy Efficiency Directive and its Article 7) are applied and translated at national, regional and local levels, ahead of and during decision-making processes (ENSPOL, ENSMOV, contract of technical assistance to the European Commission about Article 7),
  • Develop innovative behavioural change interventions and policy approaches (NUDGE).