Launch of the EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV)29 January 2018LocationCharlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, 1040 Brussels
More than 50 million households in the European Union are struggling to attain adequate warmth, pay their utility bills on time and live in homes free of damp and mould. Awareness of energy poverty is rising in Europe and has been identified as a policy priority by a number of EU institutions, most notably in the European Commission’s 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' legislative package.
The creation of an EU Energy Poverty Observatory is part of the Commission's efforts to address energy poverty across EU countries. The Observatory aims to provide a user-friendly and open-access resource that will promote public engagement on the issue of energy poverty, disseminate information and good practice, facilitate knowledge sharing among stakeholders, as well as support informed decision making at local, national and EU level. The Observatory is being developed by a consortium led by the University of Manchester and includes, as core partners, Ecofys, National Energy Action, the European Policy Centre, Intrasoft International and the Wuppertal Institut.
The launch event (14:00-19:00) will provide stakeholders and the wider public with information on the objectives and instruments of the Observatory and be an opportunity to obtain feedback on their expectations of it.
It will feature the participation of the Commission's Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete, and Director-General for Energy Dominique Ristori, along with numerous other high-profile speakers.
For more information please follow https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/events/launch-eu-energy-poverty-observatory-epov
Financing energy efficiency in Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria
Bucharest, 1 February 2018
This event aims to share best practices from Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria as well as further countries on how energy efficiency investments can be financed. This includes the use of private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. Speakers will focus on practical experiences in developing and structuring investment programmes and the event will allow time for debate. The event contributes to the new cooperation on energy efficiency initiated by the CESEC.
The event is organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) in partnership with the Ministry of Energy of Romania, the Ministry of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds of Romania, the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority and the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative. It is part of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums contract, funded under the EU Horizon 2020 programme.
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EnR Regular & Full Meeting, including Chair&Troika Meeting
Behave 2018, the fifth European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency will be held from 5th to 7th September 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Zurich, Switzerland.
CALL FOR PAPERS is open! Please see the attachment or use the link to learn more.
EnR is co-organising the Behave 2018 conference with ZHAW. An EnR session is being planned to take place as part of the conference programme.
For more details, please visit Behave 2018 website www.zhaw.ch/behave