WEBINAR | October 28, 2020 |
Webinar #17 The EU’s energy efficiency policies scrutinised by the European Court of Auditors

Webinar #17 of the Energy Evaluation Academy, jointly organised with Leonardo Energy

Wednesday 28 October 2020 – 3 pm CET (Central European Time)

The recordings and presentation of this webinar are now available.


The European Court of Auditors (ECA) promotes accountability and transparency, and acts as the independent guardian of the financial interests of the EU citizens. ECA recently published two reports about EU energy efficiency policies (about appliances and buildings) (see links below).

This webinar presented ECA’s role in the EU policy process, how it relates to evaluation, and the main conclusions from the two recent reports.

The webinar ended with a discussion between Peter Welch, Charles Michaelis (chair of Energy Evaluation) and Sarah Rieseberg (project manager at the Secretariat of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) ) about differences and possible interactions between the work of Courts of Auditors and the work of evaluators.



  • Peter Welch, Director “Sustainable use of natural resources” at the European Court of Auditors



Recent publications of the European Court of Auditors related to EU energy efficiency policies:

– “EU action on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling: important contribution to greater energy efficiency reduced by significant delays and non-compliance” (published in January 2020)


– “Energy efficiency in buildings: greater focus on cost-effectiveness still needed” (published in April 2020)






Wednesday 28 October


3:00 to 4:00 pm CET

Local Time

3:00 to 4:00 pm CEST





Energy Evaluation - Leonardo Energy

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