Events & Activities on energy - page 1

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  • Public Hearing - EESC, JDE51 - Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    EU energy policy has been successful in many ways, in particular in reducing greenhouse gases emission, boosting the use of renewable energy and increasing consumer choice. Still most energy issues are dominated by national interests. Recent international political and energy developments have brought new challenges to the forefront.  Concerns over security of energy supply have become acute in some Member States. Consumers, especially the vulnerable, suffer from increased energy costs in the face of the economic downturn and industry struggles for competitiveness against lower energy prices in competing regions. In spite of great successes in the field of renewable energy, Europe is at risk of losing its frontrunner position.


  • Public Hearing - Centre of Mediterranean Architecture, Defkalionos Street, Venetian Port of Chania, Crete, Greece

    Islands within the European Union face specific realities, which are often completely different to mainland Europe. Having specific barriers in terms of grid connectivity, transportation and internet connectivity, islands face realities that need to be evaluated distinctively. This public hearing will delve into the concept of Smart Islands with a focus on the Digital Agenda for Europe Flagship Initiative objectives, as well as on energy, urban mobility and transportation goals.


  • Conference - EESC - JDE Building - Brussels, Belgium

    The conference aims to foster a rich and objective debate around the importance of the recent hydrocarbons' discoveries will affect the region’s energy security, the changing geopolitical landscape of the Eastern Mediterranean and the potential role of the Eastern Mediterranean in diversifying the EU’s supply sources in line with Europe’s quest to maximise its energy security.


  • Zagreb, Croatia

    On the 14 November 2014, the Employers' Group of the EESC will be organizing a seminar in Zagreb jointly with the Croatian Employers organizations HUP (Croatian Employers 'Association), HGK (Croatian Chamber of Economy) and HOK (Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts) entitled : "Securing Essential Imports for the EU Energy: New opportunities - or new threats?". This keynote conference, which will be attended by many of our Members together with Government representatives and a number of local businessmen, aims to examine the depth of EU dependence on imports of energy and to look at alternative possibilities for supply of predictable and secure sources of energy.


  • Conference - EESC (Room JDE52) - Rue Belliard 99., 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    The conference will debate the role of smart cities in driving the EU's economic revival by drawing on US and Italian experience. The panellists and the audience will specifically assess the challenges that lie ahead in supporting smart cities and how civil society can be mobilised to deliver concrete projects in Europe. Furthermore, the event will introduce a debate among private and public decision makers about how to make the approach to Smart Cities more systemic and concrete, through large-scale public private partnership projects.


  • Sopot, Poland

    Following up the opinion adopted by the EESC on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the Employers' Group of the EESC organises the debate entitled "What development opportunities will the TTIP give Europe?" The discussion will take place during European Forum for New Ideas in Sopot, Poland. The panellists will discuss what are the benefits and challenges coming from TTIP and will analyse consequences of closer regulatory cooperation.


  • From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Conference - MACIF Auditorium, 17-21 Place Etienne Pernet, 75015 Paris, France

    The building sector plays a key role in the European economy in terms of contribution to GDP and job creation. Achieving greater energy efficiency of the sector is a core objective of the Europe 2020 strategy and the EU's energy and climate policy. Europe's ageing building stock represents both an enormous potential and a huge challenge in terms of reducing demand for energy.


  • Presentation of the draft EESC study
    Conference - Brussels, Belgium

    The Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) decided to conduct a study on the implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) in six Member States. The aim was to assess the existence of conditions for the production of decentralized renewable energy by civil society and local communities.

    In this regard on 17 September the EESC will organise in Brussels a conference to present the report's political messages to EU institutions and stakeholders.

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    Sofia, Bulgaria, Bulgaria

    The Sustainable Development Observatory is carrying out an impact study to assess the factors underlying the differing levels of implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive and the transition to more decentralised energy systems across Member States.


  • Europe's Energy Policy a businesss perspective for 2030 -, with the partnership of Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom

    The Employers' Group would like to open the debate on the EU competitiveness in a global market but also on R&D and innovation in the energy sector. The various speakers will also be giving the participants insights on the significant development work taking place across the north-east of Scotland as well as the impact the emergence of the Oil & Gas industry has had on the region.

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