Through greater awareness of energy efficiency, consumers are empowered to make informed choices to save themselves money and help increase their country’s energy security.
Properly set tariffs are essential as they ensure the quality of energy supply and fund future investments in energy which in turn are necessary to meet the growing energy demands of a country. However, a tariff must be cost-reflective while also protecting socially vulnerable groups.
Consumers have more information and new choices to reduce energy consumption in their households by considering energy labelling when buying energy efficient appliances and lighting and obtaining energy passports before making decisions to rent or buy homes.
Investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency is a smart way of providing affordable, clean and reliable energy to citizens. In order to facilitate and attract investments, appropriate legislation, financing schemes and other support mechanisms must be in place.
Reliable energy data is the foundation for sound decision-making. Every country needs to know how its consumers are using energy, both to develop better policy and to create a more enabling environment for the energy sector. Trusted, accurate statistics answer questions in a reliable way.