Review of the Energy Efficiency Directive - Related Events
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This conference was co-organised by the European Economic and Social Committee and the Ministry of Economics of Latvia and brought together local, national and European actors to discuss the challenges and solutions of building sustainable and affordable housing. A special focus was put on the role of civil society organisations and local authorities on the ground in achieving ownership, bottom-up participation in housing policies, proper information to the direct beneficiaries and financing facilitation.
The EESC conference, organised with the support of the French Presidency of the EU, on "Tackling energy poverty at the heart of the ecological and energy transition" was held on 21 April 2022. This was the follow-up event to the EESC's 2021 conference on "Energy poverty at the crossroads of the European Pillar of Social Rights and the European Green Deal". ...
565th Plenary Session, with the following guests : Ursula VON DER LEYEN, President of the European Commission and Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ, Vice-president of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, Kadri SIMSON, Commissioner for Energy, Mairead McGUINNESS, Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union. Civil Society Prize Award Ceremony. You will be able to follow the debates by web streaming.
Energy poverty is high at the EESC's agenda as more Europeans may struggle to afford access to essential energy, particularly with rising energy costs.
The European Commission published on 14th July 2021 a proposal for reviewing the EU Directive on Energy Efficiency, aimed at further stimulating EU efforts to promote energy efficiency and achieve energy savings in the fight against climate change. The proposal forms part of the Fit for 55 package.
The aim of the hearing is to exchange views with experts from public and private sector on the review of the Energy Efficiency Directive put forward by the European Commission. The event also serves as a source of inspiration for the preparation of the EESC opinion on the Review of the Energy Efficiency Directive.
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