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Energy efficiency: a science advice perspective

Energy efficiency: a science advice perspective

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28 March 2022 12:00

End time

28 March 2022 14:00

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This European Parliament Intergroup webinar will bring together scientific experts, policy advisors, stakeholders and citizen representatives to discuss the future of energy efficiency.

If ‘energy efficiency’ was a fuel, it would be the single largest source of energy in the EU. Improvements in energy efficiency since 1990 have reduced primary energy demand by more than 30%. But, while energy efficiency has continued to improve in recent years, this improvement is getting harder and harder to sustain — partly because we are running out of low-hanging fruit.

Households have been responsible for nearly half of the energy reductions since 2000, while contributions from industry and transport have so far been much lower. In response to this, the Commission’s proposal to revise the Energy Efficiency Directive focuses on sectors which still have potential for dramatic savings, such as heating and cooling of buildings, industry, and energy services.

These new measures must clearly be sustainable and inclusive — as is made explicit, for example, in the New European Bauhaus. But will they be effective? And are they enough to get us where we need to go?

This European Parliament Intergroup webinar brought together scientific experts, policy advisors, stakeholders, and citizen representatives to discuss the future of energy efficiency. Last but not least, this online event also presented recent evidence and policy recommendations delivered by the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism.

Verena Bax

Verena Bax

Speaker
Energy Savings Policy Coordinator, Climate Action Network Europe
Tudor Constantinescu

Tudor Constantinescu

Speaker
Principal Adviser to Director-General for Energy
Quentin de Hults

Quentin de Hults

Speaker
Director Green & Healthy Buildings, European Copper Institute
Joanna Drake

Joanna Drake

Speaker
Deputy Director General, DG-RTD
Ilias Grampas

Ilias Grampas

Moderator
European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development
Radan Kanev

Radan Kanev

Respondent
Member of the European Parliament
Petros Kokkalis

Petros Kokkalis

Respondent
Member of the European Parliament
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri

Host
Member of the European Parliament
Peter Lund

Peter Lund

Speaker
Professor, Aalto University
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Nebojša Nakićenović

Speaker
Deputy Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors
Director of The World In 2050
Former director-general of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Małgosia Rybak

Małgosia Rybak

Speaker
Climate Change & Energy Director, Cepi
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