The Institute of Environmental Economics (IEE) is a non-governmental organization specializing in the field of environmental protection, energy efficiency and climate policy. Currently, IEE activities focus on two interrelated key environmental issues in Poland:
- air pollution coused by burning solid fuels in domestic heating installations
- modernization of residential buildings whose heating with solid fuels is the main reason for air pollution in Poland.
IEE previously also dealt with ESCO market, the Polish white certificate system, virtual power plants, group purchases and implementation of the concept of buildings with almost zero energy consumption.
IEE was founded in 1998 by a group of young economists. In 2002, he was officially registered as a non-governmental organization.
The Institute’s Management Board consists of experienced environmental economists and experts in the field of energy efficiency. The IEE team is a creative and multidisciplinary group of professionals. IEE specializes in analyzing policies and financial instruments in terms of economics and environmental protection.
President of the Institute of Environmental Economics, economist, market research specialist. Graduate of the Faculty of Economics at the Cracow University of Economics. He has many years of experience in financial and market analyses in the sector energy efficiency, air quality, environmental protection and the municipal economy. Expert of numerous government institutions and international organizations, including the European Investment Bank and the World Bank, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. He co-created and advised on series of government programmes to improve air quality, the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management programmes among others.
Graduate of sociology with a specialization in statistical analysis at the Jagiellonian University. Vice President of the CEM Market Research Institute, conducting analyses in the field of social issues related to the production and consumption of energy. President of The Krakow Institute for Sustainable Energy. In 1997-1999, he worked for the Polish Foundation for the Effective Use of Energy (FEWE). Researcher, expert, trainer and conference speaker in the field of social research, with particular emphasis on the subject of research in the field of attitudes towards the natural environment. Author and co-author of many research reports analysing issues related to shaping social attitudes towards smog, low emissions and transformation of heating sources in individual investors’ buildings.
For five years now, she has been involved in clean air activities in Kraków and all over Poland. She worked on the introduction of such regulatory changes as: emission standards for boilers, coal quality standards or anti-smog resolutions. She is also involved in the development of subsidy programs for the exchange of emission-intensive heating sources and thermal modernisation of residencial buildings. Involved in quantitative and qualitative research regarding residents’ awareness of air protection. She dealt with monitoring the spending of EU funds in the area of environmental protection in Poland, strengthening public participation in the programming of EU support and evaluation of the procedures for granting EU grants at the regional level. She conducted research on waste management in Poland and the possibilities of implementing pro-ecological waste management systems.
Rafal Stanek is a senior economist and policy analyst expert who has more than 20 years of experience in performing financial analysis, cost benefit analysis, investment and development related to energy efficiency and environmental governance. He has extensively worked in Moldova and Ukraine with other assignments in Armenia, Poland or other European Countries. Well versed with finance gap analysis, municipal investments and evaluation of projects in the related areas of renewable energy and climate adaptation, he has a sound knowledge of the EU policy’s energy and of the EU procedures for contracts