Evaluation of Energy Policies and Programs in the Asia Pacific Region: Current Status, Challenges and Opportunities Ahead
On October 20th 2020, Ed Vine of EEAP gave a Keynote Talk at the International Conference on Utilities and Exhibition (ICUE 2020) on Energy, Environment and Climate Change in Thailand.
View the recording of the presentation here
The Asia Pacific region is a center of interest and activity for energy efficiency and renewable energy technology, programs and policies. Evaluation will play an essential role to developing effective policy and to understanding the impacts of policy and program implementation.
Energy Evaluation Asia-Pacific (EEAP) is a non-profit organization that is taking a leadership role in expanding the practice of, and capacity for, objective evaluation in the energy efficiency and renewable energy fields. While some evaluation is occurring, COVID-19 has had a major impact on evaluation activities. Accordingly, this presentation discussed the following four topics:
1. Evaluation of energy programs and policies
2. Impact of Covid-19 on evaluation
3. Strengthening the evaluation community in Asia Pacific: EEAP update
– Vine, Ed, “Strategies and policies for improving energy efficiency programs: Closing the loop between evaluation and implementation.” Energy Policy 36 (2008) 3872–3881
– Vine, Ed, “Building a sustainable organizational energy evaluation system in the Asia Pacific” Global Energy Interconnection 2 (2019) 378-385