International Energy Agency Technology Collaboration Program meetings –
13-17 October 2017, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra Australia
During October, Australia hosted the International Energy Agency Technology Collaboration Program on Energy Efficient End Use Equipment (known as IEA 4E) Executive Council meetings in Canberra.
Key outcomes from the 4E meetings included agreement to:
- establish an international community of practice relating to Monitoring, Verification and Enforcement activities, to be led by Australia
- continue the great work of 4E and apply for a third term extension with the IEA
- undertake desktop research and analysis into a systems approach to energy efficiency.
The week ended with a workshop hosted by the International Energy Agency’s Technology Collaboration Programme for Energy Efficient End-use Equipment (4E) and G20 Connected Devices Alliance (CDA) to develop a greater understanding of the role that digitalisation can play in meeting national energy efficiency objectives. The IEA’s Digitalization & Energy report can be downloaded here.
The 4E Program was established in 2008 to support governments in formulating effective policies that increase the production and trade in efficient appliances and electrical equipment. Other participating countries include Austria, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
IEA Technology Collaboration Program participants, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra