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Updating the European Strategy on Energy Efficiency

Making Better Use of Energy Resources

Energy efficiency measures are increasingly recognised as valuable means to achieve a sustainable energy supply. Furthermore, they reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve security of supply, cut households’ bills, and even promote competitiveness.
In 2016, the International Energy Agency (IEA) claimed that “energy efficiency is the one energy resource all countries possess”. It highlighted that global energy intensity improved by in 2015, three times the average rate of improvement between 2003 and 2013, even as oil prices plunged by as much as 60% since mid-2014. At the EU level, energy efficiency is now perceived as a high priority, and measures are being taken to focus on sectors in which the potential for savings is greatest.

This symposium will provide a timely and invaluable opportunity to engage with the latest developments in the EU legislative framework on energy efficiency. It will also enable attendees to examine the societal factors that drive energy consumption, the latest technological innovation that will bring about further efficiency gains and the best solutions to finance energy efficiency projects. The symposium will also offer delegates a platform to share ideas and best practice from across Europe.


  • Session 1 - Tracking Developments in the EU Legal Framework on Energy Efficiency
  • Session 2 - Understanding Benefits and Limitations of Energy Efficiency 
  • Session 3 - Evaluating the Role of Technological Innovation as Enabler of Energy Efficiency
  • Session 4 - Financing Public and Private Investments in Energy Efficiency

Delegates will:

  • Discuss current EU policy priorities related to energy efficiency, and the latest developments in the EU legal framework
  • Analyse recent modifications in the framework for energy efficiency labelling of products
  • Assess the EU strategy to foster energy cogeneration, district heating and cooling, and reuse of industrial waste heat and cold
  • Highlight the importance of consumption habits in shaping energy consumption patterns
  • Learn how to finance public and private investments in energy efficiency
  • Gain insights on innovative technological solutions to achieve efficiency gains
  • Build strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders in the public and private sector
  • Assess how to collaboratively reach ambitious environmental objectives


15 Feb 2018 @ 10:00 am

15 Feb 2018 @ 04:30 pm

Duration: 6 hours, 30 minutes


Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre

Boulevard Avenue 17


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