The report will contain an overview of energy end-use policies and programmes addressed to SMEs in the participating countries including subsidies, administrative polices, investment funds initiatives, networks, general information campaigns including self-scanning, and benchmarking methods (i.e. possibility for SMEs to compare their energy use).
An analysis of the energy audits market and its main barriers will be provided. Both energy and non-energy barriers will be considered in the analysis.
A state of the art of energy aspects related to SMEs will be provided. The following data and information, wherever available, will be gathered per sector at EU and National level: number of companies and size classification (according to staff headcounts), ownership structure, energy consumption, energy intensity, energy sources used geographic location.