Energy Efficiency

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 843–846 | Cite as

What did we recently learn about the evaluation of energy efficiency policies and programmes? Insights from IEPPEC 2014 in Berlin

  • Jean-Sébastien BrocEmail author
  • Catherine Cooremans
Original Paper


This short communication introduces the special issue based on a selection of papers first presented at the International Energy Policy and Programme Evaluation Conference in Berlin on 9 to 11 September 2014.


Evaluation Energy efficiency policies 



We would like to thank Paolo Bertoldi and the Springer team very much for making this special issue possible, all the moderators of IEPPEC 2014 for helping us in selecting the papers, all the authors for accepting an additional review process on their papers, and all the reviewers who contributed to ensuring the quality of this special issue.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Broc Research & ConsultingNantesFrance
  2. 2.Université de GenèveGenevaSwitzerland

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