Energy Efficiency first for Investment, Growth and Jobs

Start/Stop Date:
06 May 2015
The Coalition for Energy Savings
Residence Palace, Polak room. Rue de la Loi 155 C - 1040 Brussels
Focus Areas:
Energy efficiency investment, growth and jobs
Type of Event:

This event is dedicated to ‘energy efficiency first’, the Energy Union motto as promoted by the European Commission, and its links with the EU investment plan for jobs and growth. It will bring together policy makers, investors and energy efficiency stakeholders to identify how energy efficiency can contribute to a successful investment plan for Europe and vice versa.

Where? Residence Palace, Polak room. Rue de la Loi 155 C - 1040 Brussels. How to get to the Residence Palace?

13.40    Registration

14.00    Opening
Paolo Falcioni, Chairman, Coalition for Energy Savings

14.10    Keynote speech
Pierre Schellekens, Deputy Head of Cabinet, Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commission

14.30   Is the EU putting energy efficiency first for policies and investments?
A discussion moderated by Jeremy Wates (Secretary General, European Environmental Bureau). Speakers include:
• Kathleen Van Brempt, Member of the European Parliament, S&D, Belgium
• German Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy (speaker to be confirmed)
• Marie Donnelly, Director at DG Energy, European Commission
• Peter Coveliers, Deputy Head, Climate Change and Energy, European Investment Bank

15.30    Coffee break

15.50   How to put energy efficiency first in investments and policies
A discussion moderated by Fiona Hall (former MEP and Friend of the Coalition for Energy Savings). Speakers include:
• Monique Goyens, Director General, BEUC
• Luc Rémont, President of Gimélec (French trade association for electrical equipment, automation and related services) and President of Schneider Electric France
• Ron van Erck, Manager, European Markets, EnergieSprong
• Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA, Luxembourg

16.50    Next steps for ‘energy efficiency first’ – Presentation of recommendations
Stefan Scheuer, Secretary General, Coalition for Energy Savings

17.10    Official inauguration of Coalition for Energy Savings
Cocktail reception

18.30    ENDS

Seats are limited. To register, please click here.

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About us
The Coalition for Energy Savings strives to make energy efficiency and savings the first consideration of energy policies and the driving force towards a secure, sustainable and competitive European Union. Its membership unites businesses, professionals, local authorities, trade unions and civil society organisations in pursuit of this goal.  The Coalition calls on the EU to commit itself to a 40% energy saving target by 2030, and to step up policies, measures and investments in order to stop energy waste and tap the considerable energy savings potentials.

Coalition members represent:
- more than 400 associations and 150 companies
- 15 million supporters and more than 2 million employees
- 1,000 cities and towns in 30 countries in Europe