Financing energy efficiency: lessons from successful Horizon 2020 projects and other initiatives across Europe
Mar 30 @ 09:00 – 18:00
This event, held in Brussels, will present a selection of on-going initiatives at local, national and European levels that are demonstrating that energy efficiency can be financed on a large scale through the mobilisation of private financing. Mostly funded under the Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency programme, these initiatives provide inspiring insights on:

  • Aggregation and assistance for project development: the event will feature successful projects developing an investment pipeline at local and regional levels, which can be adapted and replicated at a large scale across the EU
  • De-risking energy efficiency investments: the event will present the key initiatives in Europe that are making energy efficiency increasingly attractive for the financial sector through policy dialogue, standardisation and benchmarking of investments
  • More effective use of public funding: the event will present successful experiences of innovative financing schemes using public funds to leverage private finance for energy efficiency.
This event is organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) as part of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums contract, funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
The Energy & Materials Research Conference – EMR2017
Apr 5 @ 08:30 – Apr 7 @ 20:00
6th Annual Smart Water Systems
Apr 24 @ 10:01 – Apr 25 @ 19:30
Energy Cities Annual Conference ‘2050 starts today’
Apr 26 @ 09:00 – Apr 28 @ 17:00

The Energy Cities annual conference will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, on 26-28 April 2017. Stuttgart is a destination historically renowned for its industrial activity and more recently for its progressive climate and energy policy. Considering the transition undertaken in Stuttgart, it will be an ideal location to learn about societal, economic, technological and cultural changes that occur simultaneously with energy transition.

The conference will examine policy choices which influence stakeholder involvement in energy democracy, funding of local and low-carbon energy projects and transfer of powers to local levels.

Taking place over the 3 days are 50 interactive Q&A and debates sessions, keynote talks, a plenary debate, a mayors information session and knowledge transfer from Stuttgart through on site tours and lessons learnt from Lord Mayor Fritz Kuhn.

Three site visits include a tour of a school acting as a pilot project to transform into an energy-plus building, the redevelopment of surplus land in the city centre due to the Stuttgart 21 train station upgrade and a visit to the Alfred Kiess GmbH factory, a sustainable and carbon neutral business. The tours are grouped under Buildings, Urbanism and Sustainable Business.

More details on the conference can be found here.

Registration for the conference opens on 15 February and details of how to register will be found here.

Meeting of the European Electricity Regulatory Forum, Florence
May 17 @ 09:00 – May 18 @ 18:00

The Electricity Regulatory Forum (Florence Forum) was set up to discuss the creation of the internal electricity market. It is currently addressing cross-border trade of electricity, in particular the tarification of cross-border electricity exchanges and the management of scarce interconnection capacity. Participants include national regulatory authorities, Member State governments, the European Commission, TSOs, electricity traders, consumers, network users, and power exchanges. Since 1998 the Forum has meet once or twice a year.


EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017
May 19 @ 09:00 – May 25 @ 17:30

During the EU’s Sustainable Energy Week, public authorities, energy agencies, research organisations, NGOs, businesses, and private consumers will have the chance to exchange ideas about providing secure, clean and efficient energy. Events organised as part of the week will include the annual Policy Conference on sustainable energy as well as networking opportunities and an awards ceremony for energy-saving initiatives.

4th International Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology, REGATEC 2017
May 22 @ 09:30 – May 23 @ 19:00
EU Green Week 2017
May 29 @ 10:00 – Jul 2 @ 18:00

EU Green Week is your annual opportunity to debate and discuss European environmental policy. Organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment, this key event in the environment policy calendar attracts policymakers, leading environmentalists, stakeholders and other interested parties from across Europe and the globe.

EU Green Week 2017 will take place from 29 May to 2 June with the theme of ‘Green jobs for a greener future’. It will focus on how EU environmental policies are creating green jobs and contributing to economic, sustainable and socially responsible growth in the EU. It will also highlight the demand for new types of green skills in many professional sectors.

In addition to a high level conference in Brussels, the programme will also feature a series of partner events and actions taking place across Europe. As well as being invited to take part in person, stakeholders and the general public are encouraged to become ‘virtually’ involved by participating in a wide range of on-line and social media activities.

2nd World Bioenergy Congress and Expo
Jun 29 @ 10:06 – Jun 30 @ 19:00
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