New pan-european project 4EM-MCP was launched in Brussels on 24-25 Janua r y 2006. 4EM-MCP focuses on disseminating, extending and applying MCP tools through national programmes in New Member and Candidate Countries, aiming t o build capacity and to raise energy efficiency awareness of policy makers and industry in this area with:

•  Dissemination , through a comprehensive programme of technically sound publications, seminars, show cases projects, training courses and communication through websites focused on target audience and through engaging new MCP Sponsors.

•  Evaluation tools , that will lower the "entry barrier" to energy efficiency. 4EM-MCP would distil the essence of the MCP and other tools adapting them to the targeted countries markets, so as to ease their application in SMEs, including in situations where no publicly sponsored intervention is carried out. A software with the database for supporting decision process will be developed.

•  Market investigation and evaluation of energy efficiency potential , by gathering information on the market penetration of energy efficient electric motor systems, on past, ongoing and planed activities for efficiency improvements in electric motor systems and by evaluating the energy efficiency potential in electric motor systems in the geographical area of programme.

•  Enterprise interventions . These interventions will be of the following types: demonstration projects, audits and EE investments projects, proposal of financial sources,. Enterprise interventions will result in show cases projects and will be used in the dissemination activities.

•  New participants . New national partners would be brought into the MCP in participating countries and other New Member and Candidate Countries.

Countries initially involved in the project are: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania. Project targeted area will be enlarged in the future possibly to cover all New Member and Candidate Countries.

4EM-MCP project also complements on going UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) PEMP*.

Brussels , 25 January 2006

* PEMP is the executive programme supported by GEF (Global Environmental Facility), FEWE, KAPE, UNDP and PCPC. It concerns electric motor systems (motor, control, transmission, driven machinery) and it is intended to utilize the economic potential for energy efficiency improvement in Polish economy.

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