Newsletter #1

COMBI Project Newsletter #1


to the first newsletter of the COMBI project (Calculating and Operationalising the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency in Europe), which has started in March 2015. This newsletter will be issued bi-annually and inform about the main project proceedings and in the future on related publications and events on the topic. For more frequent updates, stay in touch via the social networks:



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First project reports published

All project findings will be available online and reports can be downloaded in the download section of our website. Reports published to date:

Definition of energy efficiency improvement actions

 Description of end-use energy efficiency improvement (EEI) actions

This report lists and describes the (mostly technical) EEI actions in the residential, tertiary, transport and industry sector that will be the main input for the multiple impact quantification work.

Literature reviews

Literature review on quantification methodologies (general  challenges)

Literature review on avoided air pollution impacts of energy efficiency measures

Literature review on resource benefits

Literature review on social welfare impacts of energy efficiency

Literature review on macro-economic effects of energy efficiency

Literature review on energy security, (power reliability/ avoided capacity costs)

All PDF reports at

Scientific advisory board

The COMBI work on impact quantification and aggregation methodology development is supervised by a board of external scientific advisors. We are happy to benefit from the expertise of the following advisors:

The advisory board gathered for a first meeting on October 16, 2015.


Next steps

With the project meeting on October 15-16, COMBI started the work on the methodology development for the single impacts and for their aggregation. First draft methodologies will be presented in the next newsletter.

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EU-flagCOMBI has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 649724. The information in this newsletter reflects only the author’s view. The Agency is not responsible for any information it contains.