Unlocking the Potential for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the South-East of Europe

  • Veranstaltung
  • 29.03.2017, 09:00 - 12:15
© Rolf Schulten

Keynotes by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, and Nigel Jollands, Associate Director of the EBRD

South-Eastern Europe is a region gifted with a high potential to increase energy efficiency and to expand renewable energy resources. As such, we are pleased to announce the event “Unlocking the Potential for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in South-Eastern Europe” that is being jointly organized by Agora Energiewende, the Buildings Performance Institute Europe and the Centre for European Policy Studies and hosted by Members of the European Parliament Georgi Pirinski (S&D) and Claude Turmes (Greens/EFA).

This high-level conference will gather key decision-makers from South-Eastern Europe at the very beginning of the legislative discussion on the European Commission's proposal for a revised climate and energy policy framework (Clean Energy for all Europeans-Package), to debate ways to accelerate the transition to a clean energy system in the region.

A distinguished set of speakers, including Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, will explain the regional context and important cooperation processes underway, present the latest findings on the available renewables and efficiency potential in the region, discuss challenges in ensuring energy security and consider how innovative financing could significantly reduce the costs of the energy transition in the region to the benefit of consumers and taxpayers alike.

The conference will inform the ongoing legislative discussion on the Clean Energy for All Europeans-Package, as well as forthcoming Commission proposals on a revised European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI 2.0) and the EU's budget under the Multiannual Financial Framework after 2020.

The event will be held in English and is free of charge. 


The detailed agenda can be downloaded from the media section below.


Please note that the registration period jas ended. However, there are still a few places left so if you would like to attend, please send an e-mail to Nikola Bock whose contact details may be found on the right or below.

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