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Energy efficiency 2016: The year of delivery?


Energy efficiency 2016: The year of delivery?

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”.

Questions discussed included:
- 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?

The #EurActory40 ranking of #EnergyEfficiency experts was revealed during the event. You can find it here

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Paul Hodson, Head of Unit Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Energy, DG ENER
Claude Turmes MEP
Theresa Griffin MEP
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


12.00 – 12.30 Registration and network lunch
12.30 – 12.50 EurActory Top40 Energy Efficiency
12.50 – 13.20 Introductory remarks
13.20 – 14.00 Open discussion