Energy Efficiency Hub

Our Mission

Fostering collaboration to enhance energy efficiency work globally.

About Us

We are a platform for global collaboration on energy efficiency, pursuing solutions through Task Groups focused on topics of common interest to Hub Members.

The Hub:

  • fosters collaboration to enhance energy efficiency work globally;
  • supports co-ordination and sharing of information, best practices and research between countries, international organisations and the private sector;
  • provides greater visibility and a stronger presence on the international stage for energy efficiency issues; and
  • enhances collaborative activities with the International Energy Agency and other relevant organisations.

What is the Hub?

The Hub has 16 founding members

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, European Commission, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Russia, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and United States.

  • including 13 of the G20 countries, plus Denmark, Luxembourg and European Commission,
  • comprising 8 of the 10 largest economies in the world,
  • representing 1/3 of the world’s population,
  • collectively emitted 63% of global CO2 emissions in 2019,
  • together covered over 60% of global primary energy use in 2019.

The Hub’s Task Groups

The Hub takes on issues important to its Members through thematic Task Groups to inform policy-making and communicate emerging best practices. Currently, the Hub has approved four Task Groups.

These groups include:

  • the Digitalisation Working Group,
  • the Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment Initiative (or SEAD, concurrently an Initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial),
  • TOP TENs, which identifies best technologies and practices, and
  • the Energy Management Action Network (EMAK), devoted to energy management systems in industry and buildings

More are expected to be launched in the near future.

Governance of the Hub

The Energy Efficiency Hub was established as a Special Activity of the International Energy Agency under Article 65 of the Agreement on the International Energy Programme. The funding for the Hub’s activities is provided
by its Members, on a voluntary basis.

The Hub is open to participation by IEA Members, IEA Association countries, and Clean Energy Ministerial Members. The Hub is led by its Steering Committee and supported by a small, dedicated secretariat team hosted within the IEA to foster synergies with existing energy efficiency activities.

Energy Efficiency Hub Launch