Energy Efficiency Policy Conference


Wednesday, 23 June 2021


Stadthalle, Pollheimerstraße 1,
4600 Wels/Austria

and online


English, German

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

What is it all about?

  • Green Deal
  • Policy
  • Recovery Plan
  • Markets
  • Energy Efficiency Watch

Energy efficiency ↔ Green recovery

Find out more!

Conference Fees

  • 20 Euro (online and presence) for the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference (23 June)
  • 70 Euro (online and presence) for all WSED conferences (21 - 25 June)

All fees include conference documentation. All fees plus 10 % VAT.


23 June


09.00 Policy and Financing Session: A green recovery through the energy transition

Europe is aiming for a 55 % reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030 as a milestone on its way to climate neutrality by 2050. It is crucial that the investment decisions made in the next few years put us on the path of being "fit for 55" by the end of this decade. This session shows how we can make a green recovery happen in practice and how energy efficiency can contribute as an investment engine. We present the policies and financing solutions.

  • Welcome and opening
    Markus Achleitner, Regional Minister for Economy and Energy, Upper Austria
  • Energy efficiency policies and programmes for a green recovery
    Carlos Sánchez Rivero, European Commission, DG Energy
  • Energy Efficiency 2020: a global update and outlook
    Brian Motherway, International Energy Agency
  • Best Young Energy Efficiency Researcher Award
  • Home renovation services: a boost for the green recovery
    Anette Jahn, European Commission, CINEA
  • The energy transition investment boom in Upper Austria
    Gerhard Dell, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria
  • The "Green Recovery Tracker": recovery packages under scrutiny
    Helena Mölter, Wuppertal Institute, Germany
  • Shifting the trillions: a finance system fit for the energy transition
    Karsten Löffler, Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster, Germany
  • Financing the Green Deal
    Ralf Goldmann, European Investment Bank


11.30 Best practices in energy efficiency policy - solutions for the post-pandemic era

The pandemic and resulting societal changes offer opportunities for new narratives for energy efficiency and the energy transition. This session presents how such narratives can be developed and how innovative policies make energy efficiency the new normal.

  • Energy Efficiency Watch: New narratives for energy efficiency
    • The missing WHY: insights from 1,270 energy efficiency experts
      Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria
    • Case Studies for energy transition narratives
      Daniel Becker, Guidehouse, Germany
  • Energy efficiency and the digitisation of the economy
    Benoit Lebot, Ministère de la Transition Écologique, France
  • Better policies for better lighting
    Ourania Georgoutsakou, LightingEurope
  • Energy Efficiency First: What does it mean in practice?
    Jean-Sébastien Broc, Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy, NL

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

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