Energy Efficiency Policy Conference



5 März 2020

Stadthalle, Pollheimerstrasse 1,
4600 Wels/Austria

Programme "European Energy Efficiency Conference" (pdf)

Conference fee:

  • 55 Euro for the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference
  • Participation in this conference is also included in the fee of the European Energy Efficiency Conference, the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference and the Innovation Workshops.
The fee includes an entrance ticket to the tradeshow and conference documentation. All fees plus 10 % VAT.

Conference languages:

English, German

Organisation and conference office:

OÖ Energiesparverband
Landstrasse 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43/732/7720-14386
office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at

Green Deal • Policy • Markets • Energy Efficiency Watch

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Thursday, 5 March 2020

09.00 Europe's new Green Deal: Energy efficiency at the centre

Becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and simultaneously boosting the economy, improving people‘s health and quality of life, caring for nature, and leaving no one behind – these ambitious goals require ambitious measures. Energy efficiency as the "first fuel" of the energy transition is at the centre of this roadmap for making the EU‘s economy sustainable.

  • Welcome and opening
    Markus Achleitner, Regional Minister for Economy and Energy, Upper Austria

  • A Green Deal for Europe
    Radoš Horáček, European Commission, DG Energy

  • The IEA Energy Efficiency Report 2019
    Jeremy Sung, International Energy Agency

  • A Green Deal for Upper Austria
    Gerhard Dell, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

  • Beyond energy efficiency: results from EU projects
    Anette Jahn, European Commission, EASME

  • R&D as an energy efficiency policy
    Theodor Zillner, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation & Technology, Austria

11.00 Voices Platform: Views and opinions

Your opinion counts! In this interactive session, you are invited to express your opinion in the context of a large EU survey. You will also hear which priorities for the energy transition are important to young people from research and industry.

  • Your opinions and views:
    the Energy Efficiency Watch Survey live

  • Young voices for the energy transition
    Lakshmishree Venugopal, India / Germany
    Lurian Pires Klein, Brasil / Portugal
    Alex Epik, Ukraine
    Meri Olenius, Finland
    Irene di Padua, Italy / Belgium

12.00 Narrative Session: Creating a better society through the local energy transition

In this session, we show with convincing examples how, on the local level, a better society is already being created through the energy transition. These examples demonstrate how the ambitions of the Green Deal can be delivered in real life.

  • Narratives and counter narratives for the local energy transition
    Hanne May, Dena, Germany

  • Creating a better community image
    Vlasta Krmelj, Energy Agency of Podravje, Slovenia

  • Improving health through energy-efficient renovation
    Seamus Hoyne, Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland

  • Competitiveness through energy efficiency
    Nina Riehle, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

Jan Geiss, Eufores, Coordinator Energy Efficiency Watch Project

This conference is organised in the context of the H2020 "Energy Efficiency Watch 4" project:

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