In terms of policy coordination, the traditional formal vertical and horizontal coordination of government layers used for law-making in Germany also strongly defines energy efficiency policies. Especially with the energy transition, additional informal coordination mechanisms occur that complement the formal mechanisms. As these informal mechanisms define informal coordination in a wider sense, including civil society at large, they might prove an interesting and effective instrument, which could serve as best practice for other countries.
Best practice cases have been identified under the following topics:
- Institutional and legal setting
- Involvement of regional and local authorities
- Other coordination fora and energy networks
- Policies redesign and access to data and information
Here is the full report on European best practices for M&V schemes and coordination mechanisms