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The Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP) is a joint project of the Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council. Launched in fall 2011, ELEEP is a dynamic, membership-only forum for the exchange of ideas, policy solutions, best-practices and professional development for early and mid-career North American and European leaders working on environmental and energy issues. ELEEP currently has over 100 members, split between North America and Europe. Members debate topics of the day online, meet regularly for study tours and other face-to-face activities and collaborate on transatlantic impact projects. ELEEP is financially supported by the European Union and the Robert Bosch Stiftung among others.
Most Recent Episode
ELEEP Interview with Edith Bayer (RAP) on "Efficiency First"
The concept of Efficiency First is gaining increasing traction in European energy policy discussions. In a nutshell, efficiency first refers to the principle that the potential value of investing in energy efficiency – be that end-use savings or demand response – should be assessed in all decisions affecting the development of the energy system. As such, it represents an organizing principle that prioritizes energy efficiency and demand response investments whenever they would cost less or deliver more than building new supply or networks.
In this podcast episode, Edith Bayer and Andreas Graf (ELEEP) discuss concrete examples of what efficiency first means in practice for Europe and the US, including experience with utility-driven energy efficiency measures in the United States and what role it could play in EU legislative developments going forward.
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