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Europe’s Renewable Energy Policy Conference 2013

28th November 2013, Brussels, Belgium

Europe’s Renewable Energy Policy Conference 2013, also known as EREC 2013, will take place at the Management Centre Europe (MCE), in Brussels on 28th November 2013. The one-day event is organised by the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), an umbrella organisation of the European renewable energy industry, trade and research associations.

28.11.13 EREC 2013

Over 500 stakeholders from a broad range of backgrounds will attend the conference, including EU and national policy makers, energy industry leaders, NGOs and research experts. EREC 2013 will discuss market trends; jobs and innovation for Europe through investment in the renewable energy sector; legislative developments; Europe’s current status regarding its 2020 ambitions; and the 2030 policy framework.

“EREC 2013 is well timed to discuss what is needed in times of austerity to achieving 2020, but as well the cornerstones for the next 17 years. It’s time to define the targets for 2030. The sooner we do that, the more certainty we get to our companies and our investors. And the more ambitious these targets are, the better for the climate”, said Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action.

Sustainable energy is an important aspect of every green city and the outcomes of conferences like Europe’s Renewable Energy Policy Conference 2013 pave the way for more European cities to provide a secure, sustainable supply of energy to its citizens. While judging the potential European Green Capital cities, the Jury pays particular attention to the way in which a city manages its energy supply and the framework it has in place to do so.

The current European Green Capital Nantes has made the promotion of energy efficiency a priority and as a result has systematically reduced energy consumption and loss in housing, public and commercial buildings in the last few years. The installation of wind and solar electricity-generation facilities are just some of the sustainable solutions under construction.

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

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