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EE-ASIA : e-tool for Energy Efficiency

As I promised before, I would like to share you a tool that I learn from the last two workshops on Energy Efficiency organized by ACE-ESCAP in Bangkok on 19-20 and 21-22 April 2011. (See my previous post)

The tool is EE-ASEAN, an e-tool for Asian countries to strengthen their institutional capacity and unlock their energy efficiency potential. This e-tool has been developed by Dr. Brahmanand Mohanty, Consultant of UN-ESCAP.

This e-tool comes along with the EE Guidelines, products of a project by The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with support from Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO) of the Republic of Korea through the East Asia Climate Partnership, entitled “Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Support Energy Efficiency in Asian Countries”. Both intend to help in more effective dissemination of information, experiences and best practices related to regulation, market transformation, education, capacity building, etc. (Find more about the project here).

This e-tool not just useful for country that has yet established suitable institutions for planning and implementing energy efficiency policies and activities, but it is also very useful for many other countries that although have already created institutions may require improving their effectiveness to set and implant policies on end-use energy efficiency, and ensure good collaboration among ministries, government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders. This e-tool also designed to promote energy efficiency towards a low carbon development path.

This tool comes as a very interactive flash file, just click and run.

And as you will know later when you try it, this e-tool is very user friendly. All you have to do is just click whatever you want. Of course, better to start it by click the top circle with home and book inside, Welcome Page. Some introduction brought to you so you can get a clear picture about this e-tool.

The energy efficiency “e-tool” is aimed at making national policy makers and practitioners aware of “how to do the right things and how to do things right” in order to achieve energy efficiency goals and targets.

It has two parts, one for Policy Maker and the other for Practitioner, but of course you can read both for more and comprehensive understanding about EE.

In the first part of the e-tool, for Policy Makers, It recommends simple yet pragmatic strategies, policies, and measures to strengthen energy efficiency planning and management, and institutional arrangements and capacities of national institutions promoting energy efficiency in Asia and the Pacific region.

One example, as shown in the picture below, you can learn EE Strategy and Action Plan, like how to conduct a study to assess need and define target on EE.

In the second part of the e-tool, there are practical examples of the types of initiatives that could inspire the national energy efficiency decision-makers to execute their strategies in a systematic and planned manner in order to achieve the set targets and goals.

For example, if you want to do it on residential sector, just click button 2 (bottom right), and choose residential. And there you will find in detail about Residential sector; Target, Tools, Partners, Resources, and Monitoring. Another great thing is it also provides you with Case study, Gallery and Video.

Indeed, e-tool is a very useful, interactive, and user friendly tool for institutional capacity building on the implementation of sectoral energy efficiency policies, including case studies and examples. No matter you are a policy maker of practitioner or even just a man who are interest with EE. And ACE, with support from ESCAP will bring this e-tool to ASEAN Member Countries. We will organize a series of workshop and capacity building with this e-tool.

I’ll keep you all update, then.

But if you find this e-tool could be useful for you too, you may to download it here (Zip, 15.2 MB). It’s available for free (but actually it will launch officially by the end of May 2011). And if you think you find great information, including case studies and examples, just let me know and I will coordinate with ESCAP for the update as ACE and ESCAP agreed to continuous update and develop this.

For now, download and explore it!

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