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Thursday 6 June 2019

Navigating the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019 – Energy Cities’ picks

Do you plan to be in Brussels for the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)? During this yearly event, taking place from the 17th to the 21st June, the European Commission welcome delegates from all over Europe to discuss the most pressing energy issues.

The Energy Cities team will be out there, actively participating in different events in the framework of EUSEW with our European partners. Below you find an overview of our “must-gos”…Mark your calendar and don’t forget to register on EUSEW website!

18 June 2019

  • Life after the CEP: Unleashing the power of renewable energy communities - 14:00 to 15:30

How do we unleash the power of community renewable energy? Energy communities are new to many people, and citizens are not aware of their opportunities or the new EU rules. The purpose of this event is to help citizens, NGOs, business, grid operators, regulators, and national decision makers better understand implications of the new EU legislative provisions.
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  • NECPs: debating policy solutions to deliver a carbon-free EU – 14:00 to 15:30

This session will highlight the opportunities available to engage in the national elaboration of the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and stress the benefits of an inclusive process where civil society and local authorities co-create commitment and allow for implementation.
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  • Ending energy poverty: how EU citizens are taking action – 16:00 to 17:30

This session will showcase citizens action to fight energy poverty, such as renewable energy projects, local energy communities, solidarity programs, campaigns for insulation of homes and to recognize access to clean affordable energy as a human right.
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19 June 2019

  • Covenant of Mayors’ Session: Multilevel governance and cross-sectoral cooperation to combat energy poverty – 9:00 to 10:30

The main objective of the session is to discuss the implementation of energy poverty provisions within the Clean Energy Package at the level of communities, cities, regions and member states. The emphasis will be on cross-sectoral integration of energy poverty policies within energy efficiency, housing, urban development, health and consumer protection policies.
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  • Covenant of Mayors’ Session: Local authorities as a driver for achieving 2030 climate goals – 11:00 to 12:30
    In this session, successful initiatives strengthening local action will be presented. Local and regional authorities will be invited to share their experience and best practices on long-term energy planning and multi-level governance.
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  • Role of local authorities and national agencies for efficient buildings in the Mediterranean - 17:45 to 19:15
    This session aims to bring together cities and national agencies from Northern and Southern Mediterranean countries to build a shared vision on challenges and solutions for implementing an inclusive and sustainable energy transition adapted to the Mediterranean area.
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  • Launch event: REN21 Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) 2019 – 17:45 to 19:15
    This event will build on the results from the GSR2019 and look at the position of the EU in accelerating the renewable energy future. It will specifically discuss where integrated approaches to support the uptake are, or are not, happening and strategies that could be developed to encourage greater development.
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20 June 2019

  • The Green Revolution Starts at Home – 11:00 to 12:30
    This policy session will give a thorough overview of the heating and cooling sector in Europe with its opportunities, tools and technologies available for local, regional and national authorities.
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  • Grids and communities: value and new services for the energy transition – 14:00 to 15:30
    This session aims at showcasing opportunities and challenges for distribution systems operators to achieve the energy transition and what innovative services are being delivered by energy communities and local business developers in terms of flexibility services, e-mobility and aggregation.
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When in Brussels…


EUSEW won’t be the only important item on the Brussels’ energy agenda that week. Below two great events not to be missed:
Energy Cities’ capacity building workshop “Providing energy retrofit packages to private homeowners – business models and project implementation” – 19 June from 9 to 17:30

Partners in the ACE-Retrofitting and INNOVATE projects will share their expertise, case studies and practical tools for setting up one-stop-shops providing integrated renovation services to homeowners.

Register here

The Right to Energy Forum – 19 to 20 June: an opportunity to meet activists, trade unionists, campaigners, and people from all over Europe who work on energy poverty, energy democracy, community energy, and a socially-fair energy transition.
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by Sara Giovannini on 6 June 2019 / 690 visits




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