All Day (Thursday)
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. The 15thedition of EUSEW will be held as a digital event
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. The 15thedition of EUSEW will be held as a digital event on 22-26 June 2020. The Week comprises the EU Youth Energy Day, a 3-day Policy Conference focusing on the European Green Deal recovery plan, the EU Sustainable Energy Awards Ceremony with dedicated awards for notable Women in Energy and the citizens’ favourite project decidedby a public vote (launching in June 2020). Across Europe, digital sustainable energy events called Energy Days, will be organised throughout the months of May and June.
Thursday 25 June 09.00 – 10.30
Spurring Europe’s renovation wave – how #BetterBuildingsEU can contribute to #EUGreenRecovery
This event aims at inspiring the policy debate on the “Renovation Wave” in the context of the European Green Recovery.
A range of stakeholders will outline how energy efficient, flexible and renewable-based buildings should play a key role in any recovery plan while contributing to climate neutral, fostering industrial competitiveness, digital innovation, comfort and well-being of occupants. They will highlight the importance of an integrated approach to renovation to ensure buildings are highly energy-efficient, powered by renewable energy, smart and provide environmental, social and economic benefits to EU citizens and society.
An exchange will take place with key policy-makers and the audience around 5 recommendations to shape an ambitious “Renovation Wave” with immediate effects.
The solutions to make buildings better are cost-effective, mature and already on the market. Their deployment must be accelerated through integrated policy measures and significant EU public investments as well as facilitated by innovative financial mechanisms.
The timing of this EUSEW event is crucial. Even before the current crisis, the European Commission proposed, as part of its renovation wave initiative, to work with stakeholders through an open platform on strategies to ensure the renovation of existing buildings. The open platform will be set up after the first analysis by the European Commission of the long-term renovation strategies submitted by Member States in March 2020. Don’t miss it!
Thursday 25 June 11.00 – 12.30
A robust solar and wind industrial base, underpinning the European Green Deal
In December 2019 the European Commission put forward a proposal for a European Green Deal for the EU and its citizens. The Green Deal aims to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, while ensuring a socially and economically just transition.
Today 75 per cent of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions come from energy: the decarbonisation of the EU economy will therefore rely on a large-scale deployment of cost-efficient and innovative renewable energy capacities. This will require Europe to think about its supply strategy for clean energy technologies. But it is also a unique opportunity to strengthen European leadership in the next generation of renewable energy technologies. With this perspective, the industrial strategy published by the Commission on March 10th acknowledges the need for “a more strategic approach to renewables”.
This session will therefore focus on the opportunity of the European Green Deal for the renewable energy sector – and in particular for its manufacturing segment – in the context of the future EU industrial strategy and the economic stimulus packages. How will renewable energy contribute to decarbonisation and to a just transition? Where is European technological leadership today? What is the renewable industrial potential of the EU? And what should the European Union be doing to support the renewable energy industry?
The session will start by setting the scene of the debate, by exploring the role of renewables in a future climate-neutral economy, and by examining why it matters to maintain a manufacturing base for renewable energies in Europe. Following the input presentation, European policy-makers and industry representatives will exchange on the experiences of the wind and solar industries, and the challenges facing the manufacturing of renewable energy technology in Europe. They will then discuss possible industrial policy solutions to support a vibrant renewable energies manufacturing sector.