Supporting European and national energy efficiency action with the REFEREE tool

The REFEREE tool supports a more democratic understanding of energy efficiency, by highlighting the types and relative magnitude of different expected policy impacts.

Understanding and accounting for environmental and societal constraints, as well as the varied needs and wants of households, is key to delivering on our energy efficiency goals.

Jon Stenning – CE Director and Head of Environment Team

Supporting materials

Technology Diffusion Model for Industrial Heating (FTT:IH)

In this white paper Cambridge Econometrics introduce the FTT:IH model, (Future Technology Transformations: Industrial Heating). Developed as part of the REFEREE project funded by the European Commission, FTT:IH simulates the adoption of industrial heating technologies under various policy scenarios. Its primary goal is to reduce emissions by analysing the impact of different policies on technology diffusion.

E3ME Lite: A Macro-Econometric Model for Policy Assessment

The working paper describes the development of E3ME Lite, a reduced-form macro-econometric model developed as part of the REFEREE Policy Assessment Tool. Designed to complement other models within the tool, E3ME Lite estimates the impact of various policies on technology investment choices.

E3ME Lite is a simplified version of the well-established E3ME model, a global macro-econometric model. The paper details its construction and integration into the REFEREE Policy Assessment Tool framework.

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Iakov Frizis Senior Economist [email protected]