Coalition for Energy Savings: Energy savings summit - brighter, better, bolder

Start/Stop Date:
25 May 2016
The Coalition for Energy Savings
Residence Palace, Brussels, Belgium
Focus Areas:
Energy efficiency in Brussels ahead of the adoption of proposals by the European Commission
Type of Event:

2016 is the implementation year for the Energy Union, and the European Commission has promised to deliver high ambition on energy efficiency.

  • How will the EU put energy efficiency first in its climate and energy plans?
  • How will the extension of the energy efficiency framework boost energy efficiency markets and investments?

The 2016 Energy Savings Summit is the leading conference dedicated to energy efficiency in Brussels ahead of the adoption of proposals by the European Commission. Join us on 25 May 2016 for a high level conference followed by a cocktail reception at the Residence Palace in Brussels. Seats are limited, please register here.

13:50 – Registration
14:00 – Opening | Paolo Falcioni, Chairman, The Coalition for Energy Savings
14:10 – Keynote address | Dominique Ristori, Director General for Energy, European Commission (invited)
14:30 – Energy Efficiency First in Energy Union proposals: Achieving a coherent policy framework

Setting the scene

  • Peter Van Kemseke, Cabinet of European Commission’s Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič (invited)

Roundtable discussion

  • Informing policy makers: private and societal perspectives in the framework of Impact assessments. Thomas Boermans, Ecofys
  • Energy efficiency in the new Deal for consumers. Theresa Griffin, Member of the European Parliament (S&D, U.K.)
  • Energy efficiency in effort sharing and ETS proposals. Magda Stoczkiewicz, Director, Friends of the Earth
  • Cohesion policy and energy efficiency first. Claire Roumet, Executive Director, Energy Cities

15:30 – Coffee break

16:00 – Energy Efficiency Directive and the 1.5% Savings Obligation: Boosting the prospects for investments

Setting the scene

  • Presentation of Article 7 implementation study, Ricardo-AEA, speaker to be confirmed

Roundtable discussion

  • The Directive in practice. Representatives from Member States, names to be confirmed
  • Saving energy in the field: what local authorities need. Simone Raskob, Deputy Mayor of the City of Essen, Board member of Climate Alliance
  • Expanding new business models: the prospects for efficiency. Mads Warming, Global Director on Water, Danfoss
  • Consumers in an energy efficient world. Monique Goyens, Director General, BEUC

17:40 – Closing remarks |  Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA, Luxembourg)

18:00 – Cocktail reception

The event will be moderated by Fiona Riddoch, expert in EU energy affairs.



The Coalition for Energy Savings (AISBL) 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, consumer and civil society organisations in pursuit of this goal.