Making the energy transition happen locally
Joint Conference on the Strategic Energy Technology (SET), Plan & Meeting of the Commission for Energy, Climate Change and Environment of the European Committee of the Regions.
What is the role of cities and regions in Europe’s energy transition? How can local and regional actors accelerate the deployment of low-carbon technologies to unlock the full benefits of Europe’s decarbonisation? What investment mechanisms can foster the market uptake of innovative eco products and services? In which concrete ways does the EU’s SET Plan contribute to fast-tracking the energy transition in our cities and regions?
These will be some of the questions that will be guiding the high-level conference “Making the energy transition happen locally”, co-organised by the European Commission, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Committee of the Regions, with the support of the Romanian Municipalities Association and the Romanian Ministry of Energy.
When: 12th-14th of June 2019, registration starting at 9:00am
Where: Aula of the Politehnica University of Bucharest
Registration: Registration will open soon through the Conference Website (http://setplan2019.ro)
What’s in it for me? Get first-hand insights and answers on:
• Currently available investment options to harness the potential of businesses and to create low-carbon innovative economies at the local and regional level
• Local challenges and solutions towards integration and coupling of different energy systems
• Concrete ways the SET Plan contributes to both fast-tracking the renovation rates of building stocks and to increase energy efficiency
• The pivotal role of local and regional authorities in the energy transition, from the integration of low-carbon and e-mobility solutions to the production and consumption of renewable energyEurope’s clean energy transition is an indispensable element to decarbonise our economy and honour the commitments made under the Paris Agreement. Equally, it represents a massive opportunity for growth, jobs and a healthier environment for our citizens. The European Union’s commitment to a ‘clean energy transition’ and climate action is not empty talk. The most advanced regulatory framework is already in place through the recently adopted the Clean energy for All Europeans Package. The long-term vision has been settled via the ‘2050 climate-neutral strategy’. Best available technologies are already showing the way forward. The key question therefore remains: What gaps need to be filled to make the energy transition happen in every local community across the European Union?