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Energy efficiency. 2016: The year of delivery?


01 Jun 2016 12:00 to 14:00


EU Priorities 2020
Innovation & Enterprise

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Event Description

See the highlight video of this event at this link, and read our related story:  "Commission rapped for ‘cheating’ on energy efficiency finance".

The European Commission is preparing a make-or-break “year of delivery” on its flagship Energy Union strategy, with a steady stream of proposals expected in 2016.
One of the legislative packages will deal with energy savings, with a revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and new legislation on heating and cooling expected in the autumn. In the meanwhile, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says efficiency measures should be seen as the “world’s first fuel”.
EurActiv Institute invites you to this workshop to look forward to the upcoming EU proposals and energy efficiency. Questions will include:
  • Where does energy efficiency feature in the Energy Union? Is it receiving sufficient political attention?
  • Are Member States ready to play ball?
  • How can the EU energy efficiency targets be attained?
We will also reveal the #EurActory40 ranking of #EnergyEfficiency experts…you might be one of them!


Confirmed panel contributors

  • Claude Turmes MEP
  • Theresa Griffin MEP
  • Representative, DG ENER
  • Susanne Dyrboel, President, EuroACE 
  • Monica Frassoni, President, EU Alliance to Save Energy
  • Julian Popov, Fellow, European Climate Foundation
  • Brook Riley, Climate and Energy Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Europe


  • Frédéric Simon, Publisher, EurActiv


  • Rick Zedník, CEO, EurActiv


12.00 – 12.30 Registration and network lunch

12.30 – 12.40 EurActory Top40 Energy Efficiency

12.40 – 13.15 Introductory remarks

13.15 – 14.00 Open discussion

Join the conversation!

#EurActory40 #eaDebates 


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Please note that this event is for clients, EurActors and selected invitees only.  


This event is supported by United Technologies, Oracle and the European Commission.