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Energy Efficiency in Transport: Successes and Failures

14 April 2015

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Presentation—Carine Sebi and Bruno Lapillonne: Energy Efficiency in Transport: Successes and Failures

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The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with Enerdata, hosted this webinar-based training on transportation energy efficiency.

Transport is widely recognized as one of the most difficult sectors for improving energy efficiency and slowing energy demand growth, as part of the problem goes beyond energy efficiency policy measures. Most G20 countries have focused so far on improving the energy efficiency of cars. While in many OECD countries transport energy demand has been decreasing, partly because of these measures and partly because of the economic downturn, in emerging countries transport energy demand is still growing rapidly, driven by the increase in traffic of goods and passengers and a modal shift to road transport.

Webinar panelists reviewed the various policy measures implemented in the transport sector (such as minimum energy performance standards, labels and promotion of modal shifts) within the European Union and in G20 countries, and they related them to energy demand growth and energy efficiency improvements.

The webinar consisted of three parts:

  • Energy consumption and energy efficiency trends in transport in G20 countries
  • Major policies implemented in the EU and other G20 countries
  • The role of the different drivers, mainly in the case of EU countries.

Presentations were followed by an interactive Q & A session with the audience.


Bruno LapillonneBruno Lapillonne, Vice-President and Co-Founder, Enerdata

Bruno is a globally recognised expert of energy efficiency and demand, energy supply and demand, and policy monitoring and evaluation. With more than 30 years of experience, he is the technical coordinator of the European Commission’s Odyssee project and of the World Energy Council’s policy monitoring analysis. He also manages training sessions and development of databases and information products. Bruno has published numerous articles on energy prospective. He graduated from a major school of Electrical Engineering and holds a PhD in Energy Economics.

Carine SebiCarine Sebi, Project Manager, Energy Efficiency Specialist, Enerdata

Carine Sebi specializes in energy efficiency and participates in various European and French projects on energy efficiency. She served as a technical coordinator on the ODYSSEE project for the European Commission. She also works on experimental economics, public policy assessment and demand. She holds a PhD in Economics.