Expert Group on Energy Efficiency & Conservation
The APEC Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EGEEC) was established by APEC Energy Working Group (EWG) in 1993 to assist in achieving energy security, advance the economic and social well-being, and to realize environmental benefits in the Asia-Pacific region through energy conservation and the application of energy-efficiency practices and technologies.
The following objectives have been established to accomplish the mission:
- Enhance cooperation to achieve greater energy efficiency to reduce APEC’s aspirational goal of reducing energy intensity by at least 45% by 2035, using 2005 as a base year;
- Advance the application of demonstrated energy-efficiency practices and technologies in appropriate regional end-use sectors (residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, transportation, etc);
- Assist in developing and enhancing trade in energy-efficient products and services between APEC member economies;
- Contribute to international efforts to reduce the adverse impacts of energy production and consumption upon our global environment; and
- Improve the analytical, technical, operational and policy capacity for energy efficiency and conservation within member economies.