Energy efficiency first, but what next?

eceee 2019 Summer Study
3–8 June 2019
Belambra Presqu'île de Giens, France

Moving the frontiers

The eceee 2019 Summer Study's ambition was to move the frontiers of energy policy and established practices, and look at what is needed to break the curves of increasing energy demand and rising temperatures. These were five days that will help shape tomorrow’s European energy efficiency policy.

Fuelled by 400 participants who spend five full days networking and discussing, eceee’s biennial Summer Study has grown into the most important energy efficiency event in Europe. It is here the trends of future policies can be spotted first.

The Summer Studies are the backbone of eceee's ambition to deliver comprehensive evidence-based information on energy efficiency. They offer a mix of formal quality presentations, informal sessions, inspiring keynotes and just plain round-the-clock networking.

Is efficient sufficient?

The 2018 IPCC report has given the Paris agreement and new sense of urgency. We are not on track to meet Paris agreement goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. And we are even further away from the aim to limit the increase to 1.5°C. At the same time, the IEA has shown that energy efficiency improvements are slowing down at a time when we need to do much more.

But efficiency alone is not enough; we also need to look beyond efficiency improvements towards how we can reduce absolute energy consumption.

Peer-reviewed papers and abstracts based on evidence

All presentations by participants were based on an abstract submission for any of the following nine panels (please see the panels page for a complete description). A novelty for the 2019 edition was that some presentations were based on an extended abstract (and not a peer-reviewed) paper. However, the presentation format with oral presentations and displays was the same as always.

  1. The dynamics of limiting (energy) consumption
  2. What’s next in energy policy?
  3. Policy and governance
  4. Monitoring and evaluation for greater impact
  5. Smart and sustainable communities
  6. Transport and mobility
  7. Make buildings policies great again
  8. Buildings: technologies and systems beyond energy efficiency
  9. Improving energy efficiency in ICT, appliances and products

2019 Partners