The 2014 Euroheat & Power annual conference was an opportunity to celebrate the association’s 60th birthday.
The conference focused on policy and market updates, finance and investment, as well as the EU agenda for heating and cooling. It brought together over 150 key leaders in the field to provide them with an in-depth look into the current status of District Energy and its prospects for the future.
Our event provided an unparalleled opportunity for networking and exchange of ideas and experiences between different industrial sectors (associations, utilities, operators, manufacturers etc.) and policy-makers. At Euroheat & Power, we cherish our role as the network that helps unite the district energy industry and connect its many players in pursuit of a brighter future.
10:30 – 12:00 Panel Debate: Adjusting the European energy market
All countries are involved in the definition of roadmaps to reach sustainability targets in line with European and international policies. Their key lines will also be the framework for the upcoming series of negotiations on EU energy policies which shall deliver the objective of an integrated EU energy market by 2014 eliminating energy islands by 2015. These strategies are expected to profoundly impact Europe energy relations, it is key to understand which elements of these strategies draw convergent lines, as opposed to those that most rely on national specificities. This session will explore a multi‐country reflection on energy transition, which will benefit from the participation of leading energy experts.
Moderator: Mark Johnston – European Policy Centre
Edit Herczog, Member of the European Parliament
Paul Hodson, DG Energy, European Commission
Didier Houssin, International Energy Agency, IEA
Claire Roumet, Energy Cities
Paul Voss, Euroheat & Power
13:30 – 15:00 Parallel Session – Cities: How Public and Private sectors can cooperate
What experience in institutional frameworks is needed to ensure regular co-operation and exchanges on energy efficiency issues between various stakeholders? This session will explore the approaches for a successful cooperation between relevant stakeholders, needs for both technological innovation and organisational innovations on energy efficiency.
13:30 – 15:00 Parallel Session – EU funding: Innovative initiatives & Business applications
EU funding can be used for innovative energy projects and therefore provide a real impact at local and regional levels to accelerate growth and transition towards a more sustainable energy future. The session will host presentations of concrete actions planed and/or already realised at regional level aiming to analyse what are monetary and structural barriers and opportunities on the way to reach European energy efficiency targets, the concrete results achieved and what have been the main challenges encountered.
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