Participate in IEPEC 2012

Posted by Edward Vine on September 29, 2011
Participate in IEPEC 2012

The debate on energy and climate change is an increasingly important focus of policy for national, regional, and local governments throughout Europe.

International interest in evaluating the wide range of climate change policies is growing as fast as the investment that is being made in it—but is the investment being made in the most effective manner? Everyone recognizes that effective evaluation is crucial; however, approaches differ between nations and programs.

After the success in 2010 of the first European International Energy Programme Evaluation Conference (IEPEC) in Paris, IEPEC will be holding a second conference on June 12-14, 2012 in Rome. IEPEC’s aim is to bring together policymakers, researchers, and professional evaluators to share their experience and discuss methods for evaluation of energy efficiency, renewable energy and other energy related policies and programs.

We welcome papers on all aspects of evaluation from evaluators and policy makers; the full list of topics is at We’re keen to stimulate debate about topical issues including:

  • How to generate robust compelling evidence that convinces other stakeholders?
  • Too many energy efficiency programs just don’t work as well as expected. Why is this and how can we improve their effectiveness?
  • Government budgets are under massive pressure: How can we perform evaluation for less and how can program managers generate evidence of the value for money provided by their program?

IEPEC is the one and only peer reviewed paper conference dedicated exclusively to evaluation issues. You can submit an abstract for the conference until November 11, 2011. If selected, your paper will be peer reviewed and, following presentation at the conference, ultimately published and posted on the IEPEC website.

For more information, please follow these links:

Programme Information

Abstract Submission Form

Event Site

Edward Vine is a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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