European Energy Efficiency Conference

Following the success of the first "European Energy Efficiency Conference", held in March 2006 in Wels, 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:1 March 2007
Venue: Stadthalle Wels, A-4600 Wels, Upper Austria/Austria
Conference fee:150 Euro (plus 10% VAT)
Conference language: English, French, 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
office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at



Opening and Welcome
Rudi Anschober, Regional Minister for Energy, Austria


Europe's answer to the energy challenges
MEP Mechtild Rothe, Vice-President of the European Parliament/President Eufores


The European Action Plan for Energy Efficiency
Luc Werring, Chief Adviser, Directorate General for Energy and Transport, European Commission


The 2000 Watt society
Eberhard Jochem, ETH Zürich/Fraunhofer ISI, Switzerland


The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change
Dimitri Zenghelis, HM Treasury, UK
10.50Saving electricity in a hurry?
Alan K. Meier, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA


Discussion/Coffee break

Round-Table "Market transformation - from products to energy efficient solutions"


Manfred Hegger, HHS Planer + Architekten AG, Germany
Claus Bugge Garn, Vice-President, Rockwool International, Denmark
J. Robert Pfarrwaller, Managing Director, Philips GmbH, Philips Lighting Mid Europe
Herb Muther, Vice-President, Honeywell Buildings Solutions, Honeywell Europe
Viktor Sundberg, Vice-President, of Environmental & European Affairs, Elektrolux Household Appliances, Europe
Oliver Loebel, Secretary General, European Technical Contractors Committee for the Construction Industry
MEP Paul Rübig, European Parliament
Gerhard Dell, Energy Commissioner, Director O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria
Chairperson: Hannelore Veit, ORF



Energy Efficient Services & Programmes


Energy efficiency indicators - the future
Jens H. Laustsen, International Energy Agency


The German energy efficiency campaign
Annegret-Cl. Agricola, Head of Energy Efficiency with Electricity, Dena, Germany


1 % energy efficiency per year in Upper Austria
Gerhard Dell, Energy Commissioner, Director &
Christiane Egger, Deputy Manager, O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria


An ambitious buildings policy
Bruna Brembilla, Assessora all' Ambiente, Provinca di Milano, Italy

15.50Energy efficiency & the citizens
Holger Krawinkel, Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband, Germany

Discussion/Coffee break

Energy Efficient Technologies & Solutions


Energy efficiency through eco-design - implementing the Directive
René Kemna, VHK, The Netherlands


Energy efficiency in transport
Ulrich Höpfner, Director, IFEU - Institut für Energie und Umweltforschung Heidelberg GmbH, Germany


Energy efficient power supplies and battery chargers
M. Shailendra Mudgal, BIO Intelligence Service, France


Smart savings by smart metering?
Rob Van Gerwen, Kema, The Netherlands


Solar shading & energy efficiency
Dick Dolmans, European Solar Shading Organisation
18.20Discussion/Conference end
19.30Evening event with Franz Alt

Energy efficiency is a major trend: the sharp price increases for 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. Several important European initiatives, including the "European Green Paper on Energy Efficiency", the recently adopted directive on "End-Use Efficiency and Energy Services" and the recently presented "Energy Efficiency Action Plan" provide a framework for rapid market development as well as the requirement to act. Therefore, in all member states, but also many 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.