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Country Reviews

The Energy Charter's energy efficiency review process relies on two major complementary components: regular monitoring based on a standard review format and in-depth energy efficiency reviews.


Regular Review

In Depth Review

In Depth and Regular Reviews

In-depth Energy Efficiency Reviews are undertaken of countries that volunteer to host such an exercise. They are based on a peer review by representatives of 3-4 other countries and the Secretariat. The in-depth Energy Efficiency Reviews analyse the broad economic and energy context of the country, patterns of energy use, energy efficiency policies and institutional frameworks. They include specific recommendations to national governments concerning possible improvements to their national energy efficiency policies and programmes. These recommendations are discussed and endorsed by the Working Group on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects and by the Energy Charter Conference (the organisation's governing body). After 2 to 3 years, countries report back to the Working Group on the implementation of the recommendations.

Peer review mission to Moldova, March 2015
Public launch of Kazakhstan Report in Astana, November 2014
Peer review mission to the Kyrgyz Republic, June 2017
Peer review mission to Montenegro, June 2018

Regular reviews assist with the monitoring the implementation of the Energy Charter Treaty and PEEREA and with additional cross-country analysis. They are based on a review format agreed by the Working Group and divided into two parts: Part I focuses on energy efficiency legislation, policies and programmes; Part II covers quantitative data on energy and energy efficiency.

Croatia is adapting its energy legislation to relevant EU Directives, also in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy. While specific...


This in-depth review was initiated and carried out in April 2004. The purpose of the review was to assess the progress of the country in fulfilling...


The Energy Charter's review of Denmark is notable in that it highlights the policy measures that have made this country one of the world leaders in...


The study of the Czech Republic examines the major changes that have taken place in national energy policy over recent years, and concludes that Czech...


Turkey is characterised by significant growth in energy demand in the last decade. As a result, the country's energy policy is dominated by concerns...


Estonia is unique in the world in that it uses indigenous oil shale as its main energy source. The only other significant indigenous fossil source is...