The meetMED project is performing several activities focusing on the evaluation of «Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategies and Policies implemented in the meetMED target countries». Its final goal is to set a Mediterranean “Observatory” to monitor energy policies and measures through the so-called top-down energy indicators. This set of indicators called “MED’OBSERVEER” is built on a previous European experience, called ODYSEE-MURE initiative.(2) The added value of updating EE and RE indicators is to measure the current impact of EE and RE strategies and therefore to adapt the national planning accordingly (NEEAP; NREAP).
The update of energy efficiency indicators (EEIS) in four SEMCs (Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia) strongly contributed to the MED’OBSERVEER initiative. A set of interviews and field research helped assess the feasibility to expand the coverage of the MED’OBSERVEER initiative to three other SEMCs, namely Jordan, Palestine and Egypt. The willingness and the capacity of these three countries to become partners of this initiative in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy policies were assessed.
This report explores the feasibility of extending the meetMED MED’OBSERVEER initiative to these three countries and shall contribute to the decision process of the donors. The objective is to increase the number of participating countries, as this will be very valuable in terms of exchange of good practices and results. It will certainly benefit the analysis of energy efficiency policies implementation within the region. The report concludes with a set of recommendations about the participation of these countries based on a set of «eligible criteria».