Proposed Changes of Energy-Related Policies / Measures
English: number of proposals for [specify: improving the existing / adopting new] energy-related [select: policies / measures] that were officially submitted to and discussed with the relevant authorities
French: nombre de propositions visant à [améliorer les existantes / adopter de nouvelles] [politiques/ mesures] liées à l’énergie qui ont été formellement soumises aux autorités compétentes et discutées avec elles
Portuguese: número de propostas para [especifique: melhorar as existentes / adoptar novas ] [seleccione: políticas / medidas] relacionadas com energia que
Czech: počet návrhů na [upřesněte: zlepšení stávajících / přijetí nových] s energetikou souvisejících opatření, které byly oficiálně předloženy a projednány s příslušnými orgány
What is its purpose?
The indicator measures the number of proposals for improving energy-related policies / measures that were officially submitted to and discussed with the relevant authorities. This can include, for example, establishing a dialogue mechanism; making changes in the legal framework; adjusting taxation (e.g. lower VAT on green products); introducing energy efficiency requirements; financing access to clean energy at institutions; etc.
How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data
Determine the indicator's value by using the following methodology:
1) Define the criteria specifying what counts as ‘officially submitted’ and ‘officially discussed’. For example, ‘officially submitted’ means that a senior member of staff from a relevant authority received a written proposal of the types of changes proposed, including the reasons for proposing these changes. ‘Officially discussed’ means that these changes were formally discussed during a dedicated meeting with a senior staff member from the given authority.
2) Use key informant interviews (with the project staff, the relevant authority, and other stakeholders) and reviews of relevant documents (e.g. meeting minutes) to assess whether the criteria were met.
3) Count the number of proposals where the criteria defined in the first point were met. If, for example, three different measures were proposed in a single document (or meeting), they should be counted as three separate proposals.
1) Ensure that the project team keeps relevant documents (e.g. meeting minutes; email communication; photos) that can be used as proof of which proposals were officially submitted to and discussed with the relevant authorities.
2) For useful examples and indicators related to renewable energy policies and regulatory frameworks, explore the website of the Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy.