Public Authorities Implementing Energy Efficiency Policies – PUBLEnEf Conference

Based on needs assessments and good practices analysis, the PUBLEnEf partners developed policy roadmaps in 12 cities and regions from across Europe to implement energy efficiency pathways towards sustainability. In the frame of the European Week of Regions and Cities, this event explored the capacity of local and regional authorities to lead the transition to an energy efficient society.
EU level representatives presented the new policy framework for energy efficiency and latest financing opportunities, successful approaches will be discussed and effective tools shared. Participants had the chance to exchange with fellow experts on the key dimensions of energy efficiency policies and together explore the latest trends and solutions.

First session: FROM EUROPEAN UNION TARGETS TO EFFECTIVE POLICIES – THE ROAD SO FAR AND THE CHALLENGES AHEAD

This session was introduced by keynote speeches detailing the new European Energy Efficiency legal framework as well as the most recent support policies.
Local and regional authorities shared their own experience from designing and implementing energy efficiency strategies.

The policy recommendations arising from the PUBLENEF project were presented to the participants and an interactive panel discussion explored the challenges ahead and their potential solutions.

Read PUBLENEF’s latest policy briefs:

  • PUBLENEF Policy Brief n°1 – Getting your Renovation Strategy Right – Feedback from Local and Regional Experts
  • PUBLENEF Policy Brief n°2 – FOCUS ON THE SCALE-UP OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS
  • Stakeholder discussion

    Stakeholder discussion on the key challenges ahead, opportunities and the support needed to achieve our energy efficiency targets

    Paula Gallagher, Tipperary Energy Agency

    Sander Happaerts, European Commission, DG REGIO, Smart and Sustainable Growth

    Claire Roumet, Executive Director of Energy Cities

    Francisco Puente, ESCAN – EMPOWER: More carbon reduction by dynamically monitoring energy efficiency

    Second session – ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS AND PROGRAMMES FROM THE LOCAL AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE

    During this session PUBLENEF partners presented their main findings and practical results from the energy efficiency policy roadmaps. Project developers from across Europe shared and exchanged on their experience in stimulating investments in their territories. Financing schemes, replication of successful policies and citizen involvement were the operative words.

    Moderator: Paul Kenny, Tipperary Energy Agency

    Panel 1 – Cities and Regions investing in their energy efficiency action plans

    Panel 1

    Pietro Falconi, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development-ENEA – EPC adoption status in public sector in Italy and Catania roadmap case study

    Mia Dragovic, Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy – PROSPECT: peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans
    Learn more about PROSPECT HERE

    Reinhard Six, European Investment Bank – ELENA in short: Supporting Energy Efficiency and EPC market development

    Panel 2 – Creating the right ecosystem to roll-out energy efficiency schemes

    Panel 2

    Daan Creupelandt, European Federation of Renewable Energy Cooperatives- REScoop

    Marie-Laure Falque-Masset, Institut d’aménagement et d’urbanisme de la région Île-de-France, Département énergie et climat ARENE

    Piotr Gutowski, Polish National Energy Conservation Agency-KAPE – The concept of Energy Clusters in Poland

    Annick Schwaiger, Bruxelles Environnement – innovate-Setting up innovative energy efficiency service packages for home renovations