|Criterion||Examples of associated questions|
|Goal attainment/ Effectiveness||Have specified goals been attained? Can this be attributed to the policy?|
E.g. Has the policy reduced absolute greenhouse gas emissions by the targeted level?
|Cost-effectiveness||How much of a given benefit is delivered per unit of expenditure?|
E.g. How many tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have been reduced for each Euro?
|Efficiency||Have the optimal goals been formulated?|
E.g. Is the price of carbon right?
|Fairness||How are the costs and benefits of a policy distributed among certain sectors of society?|
E.g. Does the EU emissions trading system (ETS) lead to windfall profits for power producers?
|Legitimacy||Does the public accept the policies? Does the policy meet criteria of democratic accountability, such as transparency?|
E.g. How much public support is there for policies to promote wind power?
|Coordination||Is the policy well-coordinated with other policies?|
E.g. How does the use of renewable energy certificates interact with the EU ETS?
|Legal admissibility||Is the policy compatible with legal rules and principles?|
E.g. Is the Member State’s energy efficiency policy in line with the Energy Efficiency Directive or the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union?