Webconference

European Energy Efficiency Day

October 13th is European Energy Efficiency Day! Join the European Alliance to Save Energy to draw the future of energy.

From the 13 October 2022 09:00am to the 13 October 18:15pm

The European Alliance to Save Energy is organising European Energy Efficiency Day on the 13th of October. The entire conference will be held online.

This high-level conference will bring together leading policymakers, business players, civil society organisations, and energy experts. The goal is to create a new, unique platform to explore cost-efficient and fair decarbonisation solutions while increasing awareness of energy savings as the way forward to achieve the EU Green Deal.

According to the International Energy Agency’s Net Zero by 2050 report, achieving climate neutrality by 2050 requires pushing the average rate of energy efficiency improvements in the period 2020-2030 to about three times the average of the last two decades. This can be done through massively scaling up energy efficiency solutions that are available today.

Agenda

(09:00 – 10:15) Session I: ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLES: BUILDING EUROPE’S ENERGY TRANSITION TOGETHER

This session will explore the synergies between energy efficiency and renewable energy sources as strategic players for Europe’s decarbonisation starting from the EU building stock.

Opening remarks & moderation: Monica Frassoni, President, European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE)
Keynote: Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal, European Commission
Simone Mori, Head of Europe, Enel Group
Laurence Tubiana, CEO, European Climate Foundation
David Ducarme, Deputy Group CEO and Group COO, Knauf Insulation
Monique Goyens, Director General, The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)

(10:30 – 11:45) Session II: REAPING THE BENEFITS OF THE WATER-SAVING NEXUS

This session will focus on the water-energy nexus and how to unleash the benefits of water and energy efficiencies for citizens and municipalities.

Moderator: Arianna Vitali, Secretary General, Coalition for Energy Savings
Patrick Child, Deputy Director-General, DG Environment, European Commission
Hayati Yarkadas, President Xylem Europe, Water Infrastructure & Global Services
Norbert Jardin, Chief Executive Officer, Ruhrverband
Claire Roumet, Executive Director, Energy Cities

(12:00 – 13:15) SESSION III: EMPOWERING CITY DISTRICTS THROUGH DIGITALISATION AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION

This session will cover energy system integration of supply and demand, as well as energy system efficiency linking renewable supplies and flexible end-use sectors (such as buildings, transport or industry).

Moderator: Luigi Petito, Head of Secretariat, European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE)
Vincent Berrutto, Head of Unit for Innovation, Research, Digitalisation & Competitiveness, DG Energy, European Commission
Oliver Kraft, Executive Vice President, Sustainable Communities, Siemens
Ralf Goldmann, Head of Division, Energy Efficiency & Energy Advisory, European Investment Bank
Robert Grüneis, General Manager, Aspern Smart City Research Gmbh & Co KG (ASCR)

(14:00 – 15:15) SESSION IV: MAKING INDUSTRY “FIT FOR 55”

This session will highlight the potential of energy, water and resource efficiency as a driver of decarbonisation and competitiveness of European industry.

Moderator: Luigi Petito, Head of Secretariat, European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE)
Maive Rute, Deputy Director-General, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
Emilio Tenuta, Chief Sustainability Officer, Ecolab
Eleonora Evi, Member of the European Parliament
Michele Rimini, Programme Leader, Industry Transition and Trade, E3G

(15:30 – 16:45) SESSION V: ENERGY EFFICIENCY: FIRST FUEL TO DRIVE EUROPE’S ENERGY SOVEREIGNTY

This session will discuss the strategic role of buildings as energy infrastructure to reduce energy demand and increase Europe’s energy independence.

Moderator: Arianna Vitali, Secretary General, Coalition for Energy Savings
Paula Pinho, Director Just Transition, Consumers, Energy Efficiency & Innovation, DG Energy, European Commission
Gilberto Dialuce, President, Italian Energy Agency (ENEA)
Jean-Sébastien Broc, Associate, Institute for European Energy & Climate Policy (IEECP)
Matthias Buck, Director Europe, Agora Energiewende

(17:00 – 18:15) SESSION VI: ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS TO IMPROVE CITIZENS’ HEALTH AND WELLBEING

This session will look at the multiple benefits of energy efficiency and outline how re-thinking the built environment can improve energy, climate and health indicators.

Moderation and closing remarks: Monica Frassoni, President, European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE)
Ruth Reichstein, Advisor on Green Deal and New European Bauhaus, I.D.E.A, European Commission
Julie Kjestrup, EU Affairs Lead, Velux
Atze Boerstra, Professor Building Services Innovation, TU Delft (tbc)
Iskra Mihaylova, Member of the European Parliament