Transatlantic Best Practices for Energy Efficiency - How to Reduce Energy Dependence by Spurring Demand Response and Energy Savings?

Start/Stop Date:
18 Jun 2014
Heinrich Böll Stiftung and Transatlantic Energy a Climate Network
13:00-14:30 (lunch from 12:30), Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, Brussels -
Focus Areas:
Demand response and energy savings
Type of Event:


Welcome: Silvia Brugger, Director Climate and Energy Programme, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung EU
Mark Wagner
, Vice President for U.S. Government Relations at Johnson Controls, Inc.
Paul Hodson, Head of Unit Energy Efficiency, DG Energy, European Commission
Frederick Weston, Director, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)
Moderator: Stefan Scheuer, Secretary General, Coalition for Energy Savings

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The Ukrainian crisis has pushed energy security high on the agenda of EU policy makers. Energy efficiency could be the ‘silver bullet’ to reduce energy dependence, while at the same time boosting climate protection and competitiveness. The United States is rapidly improving innovation in energy efficiency and leaving Europe behind in the implementation of demand response measures.
What can Europe learn from the U.S. to get consumers involved in the electricity market? How can market and non-market barriers be identified and overcome to foster energy savings? In what way could 2030 energy efficiency targets help the EU to reduce its emissions in a cost effective way and to increase its energy security? How can transatlantic cooperation help to unlock mitigation opportunities in energy efficiency in the pre-2020 period?