Webinar: Energy consumption in Europe – why is it increasing and what are the policy implications?

Start/Stop Date:
22 Nov 2018
DSMU in collaboration with Leonardo
Webinar 15.00 - 16.00 CET
Focus Areas:
Energy consumption
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Two years ago, the EU appeared to be well on the way to meeting its 2020 energy efficiency targets. 2014 final energy consumption was lower than in any year since the 1980s, and lower than the level required in 2020. Since then, energy consumption has risen in two consecutive years and looks set to have kept on increasing in 2017. If these short-term trends continue, the 2020 targets will be missed.

This webinar will analyse the drivers of recent increases in EU energy consumption, sector-by-sector; assess the likely short-term evolution of consumption; and invite participants to discuss the implications for policy makers.

Samuel Thomas

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