An Energy Efficiency Action Plan (EEAP) is developed through a multi-step process. The following guidelines for EEAP development present potential steps and considerations based on the experience of energy efficiency action plans from around the world, with resources identified for further information. This document is based in part on the IEA’s Energy Efficiency Governance Handbook, 2010. (http://www.iea.org/papers/2010/gov_handbook.pdf)
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Step 6: Distribution of Responsibilities and Accountability: Specific action items (i.e., the implementation of policies and programs) must be assigned and integrated into current sector level programs and plans. Also, it is important to establish accountability for the plan’s effectiveness. Centralized accountability may simplify plan management and facilitate better coordination and evaluation. Conversely, distributed accountability engages a wider community in support of the plan by expanding ownership of policy and program impacts.
Step 7: Circulation, Discussion, and Refinement of the Energy Efficiency Action Plan. Draft plans should be broadly shared for review by key government policymakers and business and NGO stakeholders. This will both help determine whether adjustments may be needed to strengthen the EAAP and will also build support of these stakeholders for plan implementation. Read more