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ENERGY EFFICIENCY WATCH SURVEY

Your opinion counts! This survey aims to collect opinions about the progress of energy efficiency policies in the EU member states in the last 3 years. 

It is carried out in the framework of the H2020 Energy Efficiency Watch project. Learn more about Energy Efficiency Watch: www.energy-efficiency-watch.org 

All answers will be treated confidentially. E-mail addresses are collected at the end of the questionnaire to avoid misuse. Thank you very much for your time and inputs!
 

Ambition and progress
1. In general, how do you personally rate the overall ambition of the energy efficiency policies in your country?
2. How do you rank the progress in energy efficiency policies in the last 3 years in your country (new policies introduced, existing ones strengthened)?
3. How do you see the improvements in actual implementation in the last 3 years in the following fields?
building renovation
exemplary role of public buildings
availability of finance for energy efficiency investments
functioning of the energy service market (e.g. energy performance contracting)
decreasing fuel poverty
energy efficiency in industry
energy efficiency in transport (including modal shift)
4. How effective are the following policy instruments in your country?
Energy efficiency requirements for buildings
Energy certification of buildings
Inspection of heating and air-conditioning systems
Financial incentives for energy efficiency investments
Energy audits for companies
Energy efficiency obligations for energy distributors/retailers
Smart metering
Energy taxation
Energy labelling of products
Policies/programmes for local energy planning (e.g. Covenant of Mayors)
Energy efficiency perceptions in politics, media and by important stakeholders

Others:

Others:

6. In the public debate in your country (media, politicians), is energy efficiency linked to the following arguments?

Loss of jobs
Creation of jobs
Dependence on other countries
Independence from other countries
Increase of industrial competitiveness
Loss of industrial competitiveness
Improved air quality
Decreased air quality
Higher costs of housing and living
Lower costs of housing and living
Good for rural development
Creates disadvantages for rural areas
Generates local investments
Needs costly investments
Increases social inequality
Reduces social inequality
Other aspects

Other aspects:

7. In general, how influential are the following actor groups on politics in your country? And are these groups rather supportive or opposed to the energy transition?

in general, in your country position on the energy transition
Trade Unions in general, in your country position on the energy transition
NGOs in general, in your country position on the energy transition
Churches in general, in your country position on the energy transition
Associations of large industry in general, in your country position on the energy transition
Chambers of Commerce in general, in your country position on the energy transition
Farmers Organisations in general, in your country position on the energy transition
Tabloid press in general, in your country position on the energy transition
Other influential group: in general, in your country position on the energy transition
Other influential group:
European Policy
8. In the past years, how important have EU targets and directives been for the progress in energy efficiency in your country?
9. How do you see the EU ambition for climate neutrality by 2050?
10. In your opinion, should the following measures be introduced on European level?
European CO₂-tax
A large European energy efficiency fund (giving both grants and loans)
Stricter minimum standards for buildings and appliances
Mandatory implementation of cost-effective measures identified in energy audits in industry
Others

Others:

(This question is mandatory)

11. At the end, we would kindly ask you to provide us with the following information about yourself:

For which of the following countries did you answer the questions?*

In which of the following sectors do you work?
Please provide us with your e-mail address *
*E-mail addresses are only collected to avoid misuse, all answers will be treated confidentially

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Disclaimer

This project has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 847153.

This survey reflects only the author’s view. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.