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8th European Conference on Green Power Markets 2013

10th & 11th October 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

Energy is undoubtedly becoming an important area for all local authorities, with European countries aiming to achieve more sustainable policies that reduce CO2 emissions, improve energy efficiency and increase renewable energy. The renewable sector is likely to become a dominant force in the global energy industry in the coming years. Therefore is important to establish a framework so the renewable energy market can react to market demands and price signals.

10.10.13 Green Power

Successful strategies towards significant expansion of renewable energy will be addressed at the 8th European Conference on Green Power Markets 2013 – providing market participants and industry makers a platform for debate. The two-day event will take place on the 10th and 11th October 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The following topics will also be discussed in the programmed sessions:

  • Session 1: Policies and market deployment initiatives – the stakeholder view
  • Session 2: Trends in international green power markets – future market design
  • Session 3: Grid integration and storage of renewables
  • Session 4: Green power supply and demand – hands-on experience

Parallel forums have also been scheduled incorporating the following themes: Marketing and sales of green power; financing of green power projects; and Market integration and design. All programme details are available here.

European Green Capital Award

The European Green Capital Award recognises the important role that local authorities play in improving the environment and provides an incentive for cities to inspire each other and share best practices. Applicants for the award are assessed by an Expert Panel and shortlisted cities are invited to present their vision, action plan and communication strategy to the Jury. Energy performance is one of 12 environmental indicators assessed.

In Bristol, the European Green Capital 2015, domestic energy use has already been reduced by 16 % (2005 to 2010), and the energy efficiency of housing has improved by 25 % (2000/2001 to 2011). As a signatory to the Covenant of Mayors in 2009, the city has set ambitious targets to reduce energy use by 30 % and CO2 emissions by 40 % by 2020 and 80 % by 2050 (from 2005 baseline).

For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here.

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