The MURE project has developed three main instruments to report and evaluate energy efficiency measures:
- MURE-ODYSEE Energy Efficiency Country Profiles are now prepared for each country of the European Union and for the EU as a whole as a 2pages synthesis document containing energy efficiency indicators and the most important national policies and measures. To view the profiles available, click here
- MURE has not only been used to evaluate measures for the rational use of energy and for renewables ex-ante but also to evaluate ex-post the impact of existing measures in comparison to the observed performance (backcasting)
- The MURE database on measures for the rational use of energy and for renewables has been updated, with a priority on the houdehold sector.
The MURE Database: structure
MURE (Mesures d'Utilisation Rationnelle de l'Energie) database provides information on energy efficiency policies and measures that have been planned and/or adopted by the European Union, the 25 EU Member States plus Norway and Croatia. The MURE Database is constructed in five, entirely separate, sections, which contain the energy efficiency measures and all relevant data to the four main energy demand sectors whereas a 5th database contains information on general energy efficiency programmes and on general cross-cutting measures.
The MURE sectors are:
Household: covers all relevant measures carried out by Members States on the household end-uses, i.e. space heating, appliances and hot sanitary water.
Transport: contains the energy efficient measures on the whole transport system of a given country with particular emphasis on the private (cars) transport mode.
Industry: allows to review the energy savings measures implemented in order to promote the application of energy saving technologies to process energy end uses.
Tertiary: includes the energy savings action start up by member States favouring the application of energy efficient technologies to the energy end uses characterising the public and private services sector.
For each sector, measures can be investigated either by country or type of measures i.e. legislative/normative, legislative /informative, financial, fiscal/tariffs, information/education, cooperative measures or cross-cutting.
The measure is described through: the status description (starting/ending year), type identification, a semiquantitative impact evaluation and a short outline of the measure's features. Information regarding measure actors, target audience and technologies used are also provided.
MURE Database: the team
It has been designed and developed within the framework of the SAVE and 'Intelligent Energy - Europe' Programmes by a team of European experts, led and co-ordinated by ISIS (Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems, Rome) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI (Germany). The development of the MURE database was also supported by national funding in each EU Member State. A permanent network of correspondents within energy efficiency agencies established in all EU Member States guarantees the continuous updating of the database.