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Energy Efficiency a focus for the G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group

Senior energy, foreign affairs and finance officials from G20 member countries met in Melbourne on 11 and 12 February for the first G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group (ESWG) meeting of 2014.

Members focussed on issues relating to energy efficiency, global energy architecture, market transparency and investment, and continued work on inefficient fossil fuel subsidies.

Working group members were joined by experts from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Energy Forum, and Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Members acknowledged the importance of energy efficiency and agreed to share national energy efficiency experience and best practice with a view to further improving the uptake of energy efficiency practices and technologies in G20 economies.

The ESWG will meet two more times in May and August, ahead of the Brisbane Leaders’ Summit in November 2014.

Members of the Energy Sustainability Working Group , Melbourne, February 2014

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