European Energy Efficiency Conference

Energy efficiency is a major trend: the sharp price increases for fossil energy sources with wide economic and social implications, the longer-term issues of security of supply as well as the climate protection commitments draw the attention of many decision makers to energy efficiency right now. With the "European Green Paper on Energy Efficiency" on European level but also in many member states, regions and municipalities strategies and programmes are currently under preparation to help companies, private households and public bodies to decrease their energy costs. The emerging new markets for energy services offer enormous opportunities for employment, innovation and economic growth in Europe. The conference will address economic, technical, political, legal and institutional questions relating to energy efficiency, with a special focus on how public bodies, private households and businesses can reduce their energy costs and profit economically and at the same time protect the environment and the climate.

Date:2-3 March 2006
Venue: Stadthalle Wels, A-4600 Wels, Upper Austria/Austria
Conference fee:150 Euro (plus 10% VAT)
Conference language: English, German, Italian, Spanish
Organisation and conference office:O.Ö. Energiesparverband
Landstraße 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43/732/7720-14386
Fax +43/732/7720-14383
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2 March 2006


Rudi Anschober, Regional Minister for Energy, Austria

9.20Energy efficiency in the European Union - from potential to reality
Stefan Thomas, Wuppertal Institute, Germany
9.40Energy efficiency programmes around the globe
Hans Nilsson, Chairman, IEA, DSM Programme/FourFact, Sweden
10.00Energy subsidies in the EU - an analysis
Matthew Savage, AEA Technology, UK
10.20Making the EU the most efficient economy in the world
Claude Turmes, European Parliament, Luxembourg
10.40Public Sector Leadership: Saving Energy and Transforming Markets
Jeffrey Harris, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA
11.00Discussion/Coffee break
Business opportunities on global, European, national, regional and local levels
11.40Benoit Lebot, United Nations
Paul Rübig, European Parliament, Austria
Jouko Kinnunen, Motiva, Finland
Gerhard Dell, O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria
Branko Noč, Vice-Mayor Jesenice/Joze Torkar, Slovenia
Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Central European University, Hungary

Chairperson: Johannes Jetschgo, ORF
13.15Discussion/Lunch break

Doing more with less - the EU's sustainable energy policies


Mechtild Rothe, President, Eufores/European Parliament, Germany
Andris Piebalgs, Energy Commissioner, European Commission
Garret Forde, CEO Lighting Europe, Philips<//span>

Energy Efficiency and Innovation in selected End-Use Sectors

Energy efficiency in business - step by step
Josef Hochhuber, Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Germany


Best practice in energy efficiency in the electricity industry
John Scowcroft, Eurelectric

16.25Energy savings in transport - fiction or reality?
Karl-Heinz Zierock, Umweltbundesamt, Germany
16.45Discussion/Coffee break
Selected programmes
17.25100 successful third party financing projects
Christiane Egger & Gerhard Dell, O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria
17.45White Certificates - how they work in practice
Charles Hargreaves, ofgem, UK
18.05Energy efficiency: the first step towards energy security
Réjean Carrier, Agence de l'Efficacité Énergétique Québec, Canada
18.25Profiting from energy efficiency!
Cornelis Rasmussen, Bremer Energie-Konsens, Germany
20.00Evening programme with Pen Hadow, polar explorer, UK

3 March 2006

Best practice in implementing the European Buildings Directive (EPBD)
9.00Opening and welcome
9.15The implementation of the EU Buildings Directive
Eduardo Maldonado, University of Porto, Portugal
9.35The new CEN standards for the implementation of the EPBD
Jaap Hogeling, ISSO, The Netherlands
9.5550.000 energy performance certificates for buildings
Christine Öhlinger, O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria
10.15Energy requirements for buildings in Germany
Andrea Vilz, Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung, Germany
10.35Discussion/Coffee break
11.15Energy labelling in Denmark
Pia Yasuko Rask, Dansk Energi Management A/S, Denmark
11.35Eco-efficiency of household appliances
Gunnar Pautzke, European Committee of Household Appliance Manufacturers
11.50More than 5,000 energy advice sessions in South Bohemia
Ivana Klobušníkovà, ECCB, Czech Republic
12.10Building technologies and education
Robert Schild, Saint-Gobain Insulation, France
12.30Discussion/Conference end