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What prospects for EU energy efficiency policy with the EU Clean Energy Package?

By David Donnerer on 3 April 2017

Join the upcoming Energy Efficiency Watch 3 webinars to find out more!

The 2016 Clean Energy for all Europeans package of the EU Commission has reinforced the position of energy efficiency policies in the EU’s political agenda. One of the three key objectives of these proposals is to “put energy efficiency first” in the EU’s energy and climate legislations. European policymakers consider energy efficiency to be crucial in reaching the EU’s long-term energy and climate targets, in particular through the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive.

The overall goal of the Energy-Efficiency-Watch 3 (EEW3) project, in which Energy Cities is a leading partner, is to facilitate the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive by collecting information on the implementation of energy efficiency policies and providing this input to major energy EU, national, regional and local stakeholders.

As the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers are currently fleshing out the future of EU energy efficiency policy, the Energy Efficiency Watch 3 project will accompany this defining political period through 2 webinars, which will assess the state of play of EU energy efficiency policies in the ongoing legislative process of the EU Clean energy package.

Already since 2006, the EEW projects have accompanied the development of European energy efficiency policies. EEW has facilitated the implementation of EU energy efficiency policies by collecting feedback from local and regional players (e.g. local authorities, energy agencies, R&D sector, consultants, NGOs, associations and business sector), and by screening the 28 National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs).
The EEW projects have also provided a constant feedback loop on the implementation of European and national energy efficiency policies.

In these 2 upcoming webinars, co-organized by Energy Cities & FEDARENE (the network of local and regional energy agencies), energy efficiency experts, high-level policymakers from EU institutions and experienced networks of local and regional authorities will come together to discuss the energy efficiency proposals of the EU Clean energy package, and assess how key findings of the EEW3 project can contribute to drive forward energy efficiency policies in the EU’s political agenda.

In these interactive webinars, participants will be able to engage with renowned speakers through dedicated Q&A sessions, and provide new ideas to accelerate the implementation of energy efficiency policies across the EU. Join us in shaping the future energy efficiency policies of the EU!

Agenda of webinars

Webinar 4th of May 2017
Presentation of the EEW3 Policy Recommendations – by Daniel Becker, Ecofys
Presentation of the Smart Finance for Smart Buildings Initiative - by Sylvain Robert, DG ENERGY (TBC)
Q&A

Webinar 19th of June 2017
Presentation of the EEW3 Country Reports – by Stefan Thomas, Wuppertal Institute
Presentation of Funding schemes for EE – by Martin Eibl, EASME (TBC)
Q&A

More information can be found on the website of the Energy Efficiency Watch project

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