Sustainable Energy Week: Energy for the European Green Deal

The Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2020 is the biggest European conference dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. Following this year's theme 'Energy for the European Green Deal', sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders focus on sustainable energy issues, debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas. 

This year, in light of COVID-19, the conference will be reconfigured as a digital event and will take place from 23 to 25 June 2020. Check the official event website for more information and follow the discussion on Twitter #EUSEW2020.

 

Orgalim partners with EUSEW

As in the previous years, Orgalim is a strategic partner of EUSEW 2020, contributing to the discussion on how policy makers and EU industry can work hand in hand to achieve EU's climate and energy goals.

 

Orgalim sessions at EUSEW

 
Clean.Competitive.Connected: How to successfully design smart sector integration in the twin climate and digital transition
24 June, 11:00 – 12:30 , virtual event

Technology solutions, combining the physical and digital worlds, are key to providing solutions to the most pressing societal challenges the EU faces, from mitigating the socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic to tackling climate change. In particular, the next decade will be critical to set Europe and our planet on track of limiting global warming to well below 2°C, and ideally to 1.5°C. Important decisions on the EU Green Deal are pending on European, national, regional and city levels. Concerted actions at all levels will be needed to realise the common energy and climate objectives in a cost-efficient manner, translate these challenges into drivers of sustainable growth and help Europe and its industry maintain global leadership, driving prosperity at home and worldwide. Additionally, it will identify ways for the EU to support the most climate-vulnerable countries to meet their ambitions under the Paris Agreement whilst reflecting their national priorities.

The session aims at providing concrete ideas, solutions and “no-regret” options for a successful climate transition that is feasible, economically viable and environmentally sustainable. It also aims at creating synergies with other policies, regionally and internationally such as the Digital Agenda or Circular Economy and not least fuelling the re-start of Europe’s  and the global economy after the immediate tackling of the pandemic.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Malte Lohan, Director General, Orgalim - Europe's Technology Industries

  • Thomas Nowak, Secretary General, EHPA - European Heat Pump Association

  • Claire Roumet, Director, Energy Cities - the European association of local authorities in energy transition

  • Cassandra Pillay, Climate Change Expert, UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization

 

Energy system integration - powering a climate-neutral economy
24 June, 14:00 - 15:30, virtual event

Decarbonisation of the energy system requires a wide range of technology and policy solutions. Renewable energy supply, increased electrification of energy services, and energy efficiency can deliver more than 90% of needed reductions to energy-related CO2 emissions. Renewable energy and electrification alone deliver 75% of emission reductions . For this to happen, countries need to take a holistic approach to energy transitions to ensure they are efficient, timely and just. 

The European Union Green Deal states that ‘[t]he smart integration of renewables, energy efficiency and other sustainable solutions across sectors will help to achieve decarbonisation at the lowest possible cost. The rapid decrease in the cost of renewables, combined with improved design of support policies, has already reduced the impact on households’ energy bills of renewables deployment’. As electricity increasingly becomes the central energy carrier, it is necessary to consider a broader impact of these changes and foster the deployment of innovative technologies and infrastructure to address rising issues, such as system flexibility and new participants in the energy landscape. 
Through an interactive format, the proposed session will address holistic policy making and technologies needed for a smart integration of future energy systems.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Frédéric Dunon, Chief Assets Officer – Elia 

  • Rabia Ferroukhi, Director of Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre, IRENA

  • Christoph Luykx, Policy Director, Orgalim - Europe's Technology Industries

  • Frauke Thies, Executive Director, SmartEn 

  • Moderator: Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Deputy Director-General, DG Energy, European Commission

 

If you have any questions about Orgalim's participation in EUSEW 2020, don't hesitate to contact us at communications@orgalim.eu

 

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