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World Sustainable Energy Days 2016,

24 - 26 February 2016, Wels, Austria

One of the largest annual conferences of its kind in Europe that offers a unique combination of events on sustainable energy. 

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Energy Cities´Annual Rendezvous, 22 - 24 April 2015, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Cities eco-driving local development

Many European cities are facing globalisation and economic crisis while following the linear “take-make-consume and dispose” pattern of growth. What role can and do local authorities play in doing things differently to foster community resilience? Decentralised and municipally-owned energy, new production and consumption patterns, urban agriculture, local currencies, new forms of cooperation…the means are manifold and exciting.

In Aberdeen, European local authorities have shared examples of successful energy transition projects, the new business models they are based on and their positive impact on the local economy, the contribution of energy efficiency action and renewables on this issue. The energy sector has been driving Aberdeen’s economy for a long time shifting currently from oil to renewables and energy efficiency. This made it an inspiring place to invite political leaders and local representatives from all over Europe to meet and exchange.

The annual rendezvous was attended by up to 180 participants such as mayors, deputy mayors and city managers, municipalities’ technical department representatives and architects, metropolitan areas managers, local and regional and national energy management agencies, mobility and energy efficiency experts.

For more information please click here.


Energy-Efficiency-Watch Conference, World Sustainable Energy Days, 25-27 February 2015, Wels, Austria

Another Energy-Efficiency-Watch conference was held at the annual World Sustainable Energy Days conference organised by the O.Ö. Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria. The EEW conference took place on 26 February 2015 and looked at energy efficiency from regional, national and European perspective.

It focused on the progress of the implementation of energy efficiency policies which lies in the centre of the Energy-Efficiency-Watch project. Representatives of the European Commission, a regional administration, an industry association as well as international experts and scientists presented their insights into national and regional energy efficiency polices, current and upcoming challenges. At this conference, a survey on the implementation of energy efficiency policies across the EU was conducted with all present participants. For programme please click here

eceee policy seminar, 19 November 2014, Brussels

In the framework of the EEW3 project, eceee held its annual policy seminar in Brussels. The seminar focused on the ways of how to realise the vast savings potential in European buildings.

The seminar took the new Fraunhofer ISI potential study Study evaluating the current energy efficiency policy framework in the EU and providing orientation on policy options for realising the cost-effective energy efficiency/saving potential until 2020 and beyond” carried out on behalf of the European Commission as the starting point for a discussion on how to realise the vast savings potential in European buildings.

Please see presentations and films from the policy seminar here.