While “energy efficiency first” is not new as a concept, there has been a need to make the principle more operational and to support its practical implementation, and this across different sectors, ranging from the energy supply and distribution to the end-use sectors.
The European Commission is organising an event to present the energy efficiency first recommendation and guidance to a wide range of stakeholders, public authorities, industry and financial institutions soon after their adoption (planned for 17 September 2021). It will be opened by the Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson. The speakers that follow, representing various stakeholders from the energy system, the main energy end-use sectors and from the finance community, will illustrate what energy efficiency first means, specifically for their sector, and how its application could look like. At the event, the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) will also launch its working group on energy efficiency first. The aim of this working group is to further explore and to facilitate the application of the principle in the finance sector.
“Recommendation on Energy Efficiency First: from principles to practice” will be held on September 28, 2021 online at 14:00-17:00 CET.