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Workshop and Conference on Energy Efficiency

29 and 30 November 2011 - Brussels

On 29 and 30 November experts from Member States, from civil society, from the academic world and the EU Institutions met in Brussels to discuss around "Cohesion policy investing in energy efficiency in buildings".
The aim of this conference and workshop, organised by DG Regional Policy, was to inform participants about developments at EU level which are relevant to the period 2014-2020, and to focus on implementation difficulties encountered and possible solutions for the future.
A workshop session took place on 30 November to discuss difficulties in implementation experienced in Member States.

Agenda pdf

Background papers


Session 1 – Social and economic benefits of investing in energy efficiency in buildings (Chair: Tudor Constantinescu, Acting Director and Principal Adviser, DG ENER)

Session 2 – Financial instruments for energy efficiency investments (Chair: Antonio Goncalves, Acting Head of Unit, DG REGIO)

Session 3 – Energy efficiency and innovation (Chair: Maud Skaringer, DG REGIO)

Session 4– Framework conditions relevant to investments (Chair: Antonio Almagro, Head of Division, JASPERS - Knowledge Economy, Energy and Waste, European Investment Bank)

Session 5 – Experience with investing in EE in buildings in the Member States (Chair: Katarina Korytarova, Ministry of Economy, Slovakia)


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