Re-energising efficiency: looking beyond technology and economics

eceee’s annual policy seminar arranged in cooperation with the SHAPE ENERGY platform.

Date and time: 27 November 2018 15.00 –18.15, followed by a cocktail and networking reception (registration and coffee from 14.30).
Venue: Scotland House, Rond-point Schuman, Brussels

The event is followed by a festive cocktail celebrating that eceee held its first Summer Study 25 years ago, which marks the birth of the association.

Participation is free of charge: Register here

Preliminary programme

Introduction and welcome by Agneta Persson, eceee President, and Nils Borg, eceee Executive Director.

• The IEA 2018 Energy Efficiency Market report and the updated World Efficiency Scenario & The IEA 2018 World Energy Outlook. Kevin Lane, International Energy Agency.
•Buildings 4 People. The impact of better buildings. Speaker TBD, the Buildings 2030 platform.
• The European Commission on 2020 and 2030 savings targets and the task force to get us back on track. Speaker TBD, European Commission, DG Energy.
• SHAPE ENERGY, the €2m European platform for energy-related social sciences and humanities (energy-SSH) and what i can do to create better energy efficiency policies. Ruth Mourik, DuneWorks.
• Energy-SHIFT, the EU-supported platform for energy-related Social Sciences and Humanities reserach. Gerd Shönwälder, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation.
• Energy Sufficiency, an introduction based on work from eceee's energy sufficiency proejct. Tina Fawcett, ECI, Oxford University.

Coffee break

Panel debate moderated by Joanne Wade, eceee Vice President.

The scope of the seminar

The rate of energy efficiency improvements globally and in Europe is slowing down at a time when energy efficiency needs to deliver savings for the climate to meet the 1.5°C goal. We often seem to get stuck along classical battle lines whether something is technically feasible or not and whether it pays to do it.

Together with the SHAPE ENERGY project, eceee wants to explore whether alternative and complementary approaches could help us unlock larger savings and greenhouse gas reductions. Social sciences and humanities has played less of a role to date in shaping European energy policy than Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

SHAPE ENERGY aims to develop Europe’s expertise in using and applying energy-SSH. The innovative SHAPE ENRGY Platform (where eceee is a partner) brings together those who ‘demand’ energy research – including businesses, policymakers, and NGOs, who can use it to develop practical initiatives – with those who ‘supply’ that research.

Presentations and interactive panel debate

The seminar will offer in-depth presentations on the recent IEA Energy Efficiency Market report as well on the World Energy Outlook (to be launched shortly before the seminar).  Shorter presentations from the European Commission, the SHAPE ENERGY platform, the eceee sufficiency project and the Buildigns 2030 plaftorm will follow.

The seminar will end with a 1.5 hour panel debate, Those familiar with eceee events know that they audience will be closely involved.

Participation is free of charge: Register here

Arranged by eceee as part of the SHAPE ENERGY platform project.


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