The Energy Union Framework Strategy puts energy efficiency as one of its five dimensions and states it is to be treated as an energy source in its own right. The ambitious Paris climate agreement also underlines the importance of energy efficiency. Investments in energy efficiency have proven to be one of the most cost-effective ways to support the transition to a low-carbon economy. Not only does it help the EU in turning its climate ambition into climate action, it also brings a number of significant benefits for European citizens and companies in terms of environment, health, security of supply, lower energy bills, more jobs and sustainable growth. To realise the full potential of energy efficiency, public funds will not suffice and private financing will have to be unlocked at scale. In that context, energy policy should create more favourable investment conditions, encourage demand for energy efficiency and help consumers undertake energy efficiency investments more easily. The events aims to stimulate a debate between the finance community, policy-makers and customers of energy efficiency while showing the relevance of energy efficiency for achieving the EU's and national energy and climate goals. More specifically, this event wants to illustrate investment needs in the different sectors – private and public buildings, industry and SMEs as well as transport – and to identify good practice-examples of how to tap associated business opportunities.
Date: 5th December 2018
Venue: Hamburger Allee 2, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany