Plenary sessions 2018

Opening high-level plenary with Q&As:

The role of energy efficiency in the national energy policy framework and implementation of energy efficiency policies

This plenary will focus on energy efficiency as an integral part of the general energy policy. What sets of measures do individual countries take to improve energy efficiency? What is the role of energy efficient building renovation in the energy policy? How do we expect that the newly adopted Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and Energy Efficiency Directive will affect countries' approaches?

Moderator: Monica Frassoni, president of European Alliance to Save Energy, former MEP

Speakers (15 mins each)
Moderated panel debate (60 mins)


Second plenary session:

How to finance energy efficiency in the CEE region?

This plenary will be dedicated to financing the energy transition, and more specifically to investing in energy efficiency. We know that energy efficiency investmens are cost-effective, however, large up-front investments are needed. How can the next EU budget (multi-annual financial framework) support this? Which role do we see for emission trading revenues in financing the energy transition? What are effective innovative financial instruments that can leverage public funds with private investment? How can we monetize the social and economic benefits of energy efficiency investments?

Moderator: Adela Denkova, EurActiv, journalist

Speakers (10 mins each)
Moderated panel debate (60 mins)