International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC)
About the partnership
The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) is an international forum that provides global leadership on energy efficiency.
It identifies and facilitates government implementation of policies and programs that yield high energy-efficiency gains. IPEEC also aims to promote information exchange on best practices and facilitates initiatives to improve energy efficiency.
Founded in May 2009, IPEEC is a voluntary, high-level forum of developed and developing countries that represent the major economies of the world. As of March 2011, IPEEC members include Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, The European Union, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom and USA.
IPEEC member nations currently account for over 75 per cent of global GDP and energy-use.
How is RET involved?
The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET) is the lead Australian government delegate for IPEEC.
IPEEC has two core committees: the Executive Committee and the Policy Committee. Both these committees meet twice a year to determine the forward work program and discuss results of current and previous projects.
Under IPEEC there are a number of subject specific task groups. RET is a member of several IPEEC task groups including the task group on energy management.
The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency is also a member of other IPEEC task groups.
For more information about the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation go to the IPEEC website.