Re-energising efficiency: looking beyond technology and economics

The rate of energy efficiency improvements globally and in Europe is slowing down at a time when energy efficiency needs to deliver savings for the climate to meet the 1.5°C goal

eceee’s annual policy seminar arranged in cooperation with the SHAPE ENERGY platform.

 

The Seminar will feature presentations and a panel debate on:

  • The IEA 2018 Energy Efficiency Market report and the updated World Efficiency Scenario
  • The IEA 2018 World Energy Outlook
  • The European Commission on 2020 and 2030 savings targets and the task force to get us back on track
  • SHAPE ENERGY, the €2m European platform for energy-related social sciences and humanities (energy-SSH)
  • The eceee energy sufficiency project

The scope of the seminar
The rate of energy efficiency improvements globally and in Europe is slowing down at a time when energy efficiency needs to deliver savings for the climate to meet the 1.5°C goal. We often seem to get stuck along classical battle lines whether something is technically feasible or not and whether it pays to do it.

Together with the SHAPE ENERGY project, eceee wants to explore whether alternative and complementary approaches could help us unlock larger savings and greenhouse gas reductions. Social sciences and humanities has played less of a role to date in shaping European energy policy than Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

SHAPE ENERGY aims to develop Europe’s expertise in using and applying energy-SSH. The innovative SHAPE ENRGY Platform (where eceee is a partner) brings together those who ‘demand’ energy research – including businesses, policymakers, and NGOs, who can use it to develop practical initiatives – with those who ‘supply’ that research.

Participation is free of chargeRegister here

Date and time: 27 November 2018 14.45–18.00, followed by a cocktail and networking reception. Registration and coffee from 14.15

Venue: Scotland House, Rond-point Schuman, Brussels

Arranged by eceee as part of the SHAPE ENERGY platform project