4 | Low-carbon energy and energy efficiency policies

Use case 4

Policies, laws, and regulation all have a significant role in catalysing the transformation of the energy system towards lower GHG emissions and energy efficiency. Through different instruments, policymakers define the framework and the application space for energy-related technologies, materials and market activities. An example is enabling new actors to appear on the energy market.

Data on low carbon energy and energy efficiency policies are playing an ever more important role. However, providing documentation in compliance with regulations is becoming more complex. Documentation is not only needed for international-level compliance requirements, but also for the entire supply chain. Machine-actionability of relevant policy databases from local to global scale is therefore vital for automated tracking, compilation, and inter-comparison with peers.

To this end, the main goal of this use case is to encourage the application of FAIR principles in policy-making and the adoption of standardised data formats.