Join Climate Alliance at the European Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels!
EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is back for its 12th edition, from 19 to 25 June 2017 in Brussels and with complementary activities across Europe throughout May and June.
Accelerating the clean energy transition — financing energy efficiency at the local level
21 June | 11.00 - 12.30 | Résidence Palace, Maelbeek
The session presents a local actor view on the three pillars of the Smart Finance for Smart Buildings initiative launched by the European Commission as part of the Clean Energy package. It includes an interactive session in which EU policy makers and representatives of financial institutions discuss key recommendations with local stakeholders with the goal of strengthening the role of the local level in accelerating the clean energy transition. Hear from Climate Alliance members Ghent and GRE Liège which recommendations they have for European decision-makers.
Join the discussion on Twitter: #financelocalEE
Local and regional perspectives of the Winter Package
20 June | 14:30 - 17:00 | European Committee of the Regions
This conference will disseminate the Committee of the Region's (CoR) work on the latest policy issues related to the European Commission proposals on energy policy adopted on 30th November 2016, known as the "Winter Package" for the Energy Union. Join Climate Alliance’s policy coordinator Andy Deacon to discuss the EU’s energy policies with members of the Committee of the Regions.
Localising the Energy Union - Policy breakfast
22 June | 8:15 – 9:30 | European Parliament – on invitation only
Local authorities play a crucial role in achieving the objectives of the Energy Union and implementing the Paris Climate Agreement by driving the local energy transition while delivering clean energy and engaging with citizens.
This event will provide an opportunity to hear directly from five European local elected officials about their daily experiences and priorities. They will present their vision of an energy framework that builds on local ambition and harnesses local potential, while encouraging citizens’ participation. Ronald van Meygaarden, board member of Climate Alliance and co-chair of the working group on financing, will share his views on how to improve local authorities’ access to finance in order to implement the energy transition.
Hosted by Claude Turmes and Theresa Griffin, Members of the European Parliament.
Local energy communities and Covenant of Mayors cities
21 June | 16.00 - 17.30 | Charlemagne, Mansholt
Local Energy Communities (LEC), facilitate and reward active participation of consumers in the energy market, help achieve RES targets and increase the energy system’s flexibility, and foster public acceptance of decentralised RES generation. The session showcases concrete examples of successful LECs, developed by or under the auspices of signatory municipalities in the Covenant of Mayors. It also shows the position of the Covenant of Mayors as a key gateway to rolling out the LEC model, and provides input from local authorities and stakeholders involved in the set-up or management of LECs on how the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package could further enhance their upscaling.