Policy Scoreboard
 

The objective of the energy efficiency scoreboard tool is to assess and score the energy efficiency policies of the EU28 by country and by sector (households, transport, industry and services). The scoreboard shall provide for a suitable presentation of policy results and impacts through an energy efficiency policy scoreboard. The main advantage of such scoreboards is to present progress in policy development according to selected criteria over time and across countries.

The scoring methodology is based on the energy efficiency measures gathered in the MURE database.

 

There are four main scoring approaches presented:

Output-based scoring (based on energy savings): This scoreboard makes use of the information in the MURE database on energy savings (“policy output”) and compares the savings with the final energy consumption of the sector or total final energy consumption for a given year (at present 2010). By default the scoring period comprises measures from 2000 to present but other periods can be selected.
Output-based scoring (related to energy efficiency potentials): This scoreboard makes also use of the information in the MURE database on energy savings achievable with the present policies (“policy output”) but compares the savings with the energy efficiency potentials at the time horizon 2030. By default the scoring period comprises measures from 2013 to present but other periods can be selected.
Output-based scoring ( related to 2020 energy efficiency targets): This scoreboard makes also use of the information in the MURE database on energy savings achievable with the present policies (“policy output”) but compares the savings with the energy efficiency targets at the time horizon 2020. By default the scoring period comprises measures from 2013 (the starting year of the EED) to present but other periods can be selected. The targets are either calculated as a flat 20% target for all countries or by taking the EED targets provided by the different EU Member States.

Input-based scoring: This input-based scoreboard makes use of the information in the MURE database on the inputs to energy efficiency policies (e.g. amount of final subsidies) and normalizes the inputs with respect to the size of the country (e.g. Gross Domestic Product or Population) if necessary or other relevant parameters. By default the scoring period comprises measures from 2000 to present but other periods can be selected.
At present we have implemented on an exploratory basis i nputs to financial subsidies in the residential sector normalized to the GDP of the respective country. The horizontal axis is in units of 0.01% of the GDP that countries are subsidizing energy efficiency options.