Energy Saving Trust has a long history of partnership working, in the UK and beyond. We work with governments, energy agencies, academic institutions and the private sector.
Over the past 15 years, we have collaborated with over 35 international projects focussed on researching and analysing policy, programme development and implementation. Our international collaboration gives us access to insight and knowledge, which informs our own thinking and contributes to the evolution of our UK work. It also supports market transformation and building the capacity of key stakeholders in other countries.
Energy Saving Trust is a proud and active member of EnR - a voluntary network of twenty-four national energy agencies from EU Member States and neighbour countries. Each EnR member agency supports its government to transform energy markets and mitigate climate change. This involves undertaking research and development, piloting innovative approaches and designing and implementing policy, or other market measures, which drive the uptake of energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean transport.
Energy Saving Trust has been a member since 2003 and represents the UK within this agency network. One of the primary objectives of the network is to facilitate international comparison, information sharing and knowledge transfer, which takes place primarily through eight Working Groups. EnR Working Groups also allow member agencies to jointly create and implement projects within the framework of EU-funded programmes, such as the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme.
The network is based on a principle of voluntary membership and is chaired by an annual rotating Presidency and Secretariat. In 2019, Energy Saving Trust will take over the Presidency.
The Efficiency for Access Coalition is a global initiative that aims to harness the power of energy efficiency to accelerate universal access to modern energy services suited to off- and weak-grid situations in developing countries.
Initiated by a core group of governments, global financial institutions, and philanthropies, the Efficiency for Access Coalition is a voluntary partnership that brings together a range of programmes and support mechanisms. It aims to achieve faster and higher impact results by exploiting synergies, minimising duplication, and enabling more strategic, better informed investment decisions for the co-design of new activities and interventions.
Energy Saving Trust provides the Secretariat for the Efficiency for Access Coalition together with CLASP, an international appliance energy efficiency specialist not-for-profit organisation. The Secretariat facilitates knowledge sharing, activity co-ordination, and broader engagement with, and support to, key market stakeholders in the nexus of energy efficiency and energy access.
Energy Saving Trust and CLASP jointly administer the UK Aid funded Low Energy Inclusive Appliance programme (LEIA) - a research and innovation programme that seeks to double the efficiency and half the cost of a range of electrical appliances suited for off- and weak-grid household, small business, and industrial consumers.