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The Clean Energy Package: Towards a smart and sustainable heat market

30-05-2017

The Clean Energy Package: Towards a smart and sustainable heat market

The European Commission’s long-awaited “Clean Energy for all Europeans” package of legislation was presented at the end of last year and is now being discussed in the European Parliament and Council for later approval. Based on the EU’s commitment to cut CO2 emissions by 2030, the package also aims, amongst others, at accelerating renewable energy innovation.

With renewable energy deployment progressing fast in power generation, the heating and cooling sector still has some way to go to reduce the remaining 84% of EU heating still generated by fossil fuels.

A new policy approach to increase the share of renewables in heating and cooling beyond the current 18.6% is required. Solutions are available, but not sufficiently exploited to allow all European citizens to access clean energy.

EURACTIV invites you to this high-level event to discuss the EU’s approach towards renewable heating and cooling. Questions will include:

- What European level actions can be taken to correct the bias of the heat market towards fossil fuels, and against renewables?

- What is the role of the consumers in the adoption of the renewable heating and cooling solutions?

- What policies and concrete measures are needed by the EU institutions and member states?

- What role for local authorities in decarbonising the H&C sector?

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Location

Silken Berlaymont Hotel
Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19, 1000 Brussels

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Speakers

Mechthild Woersdoerfer, Director of the Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency Directorate, European Commission
José Blanco Lopez MEP, Rapporteur Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources Directive
Siim Meeliste, Counsellor for Energy, Estonian Presidency
Claire Roumet, Executive Director, Energy Cities
Nigel Cotton, Director - Building Construction & Technology, ECI

Schedule

17:00 – 17:30 Registration
17:30 – 18:00 Keynote speech and panel discussion
18:30 – 19:00 Open discussion
19:00 – 19:30 Reception

Contact

Hanne van de Ven
hanne.vandeven@euractiv.com
+32 (0)2 788 36 86