The clean energy transition is taking on a new dynamic in Europe and worldwide. The “Energy efficiency first” principle and renewables are at the center of this transformation process. This requires strong implementation of existing policies, and new legislative measures to align with the increased ambition as proposed by the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
This interactive seminar brought together stakeholders, NGOs, Commission officers, MEPs and staff to examine the achievements of the last mandate, implications for implementation and monitoring and next steps.
The energy transition must create opportunities for sustainable growth and jobs, a Just Transition for workers and communities, increase the competitiveness of European businesses and deliver tangible and sustainable benefits for all citizens and our environment.
The seminar was organised at the European Parliament, in collaboration between MEPs Theresa Griffin (S&D, UK), Seán Kelly (EPP, Ireland) and the European Alliance to Save Energy.
The presentations given during the event are available here:
Existing Legislation (RES), Paula Abreu Marques
Existing Legislation (EE), Claudia Canevari
Energy Efficiency First Principle and National Energy and Climate Plans, Katarzyna Wardal
Smart Buildings for efficiency, sustainability and comfort, Elisa Gastaldi
Investing in energy efficiency to eradicate energy poverty, Adele Naudy-Chambaud