EPATEE (Evaluation into Practice to Achieve Targets for Energy Efficiency)
Directives on energy efficiency such as the Energy Efficiency Directive EED or the Energy Performance Directive for Buildungs EPBD trigger a great variety of policies throughout EU Member States. The effort put into developing and implementing these policies is well documented in existing National Energy Efficiency Action Plans NEEAPs. Soon, emphasis will be put on finding out how effective they were to create new policies that allow meeting current and future energy savings targets. Unfortunately, several barriers limit policy evaluation. This results in a lack of quantitative data, and impedes evidence-based analysis required to distinguish effective from ineffective policies.