Effective energy efficiency policy implementation targetion "New Modern Energy CONsumers" in the Greater Mekong Subregion

#3 meeting on May 29-30, 2014 at Royal University of Agriculture (RUA), Phnom Penh, Cambodia

#3 Meeting

The third MECON project meeting was hosted by Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 29-30 May 2014. The first day of the meeting focused on research tasks that had been done so far. Most of the partners finished the household and market surveys (task 2 and 3), and the survey data should be inputted in the Survey Monkey, an online survey website, soon. Moreover, the review of energy situation and policies of the Greater Mekong Subregion (task 1.1) was closed to finish. The project will be able to publish the reportson task 1-3 within the next few months.

The second day of the meeting was the discussions on upcoming tasks of the project, which mainly were to analyze the energy efficiency policy options (task 4), to present the project results and to propose tentative policies torelevant stakeholders (task 4), and to conduct cost-benefit analysis on those policy options (task 5). Another discussed issue was that the project partners agreed to submit academic papers to the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment, or “SEE 2014”, to contribute its findings to academic communities. The event will be held by the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment in Thailand on November 2014.