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Energy Efficiency Policies - Reality Check

19 March 2013, Stanhope Hotel, Brussels


There are several very good pieces of legislation on energy efficiency. However, it is the implementation of the legislation what counts. Within the Energy-Efficiency-Watch project, a survey on the implementaion of energy efficiency policies was conducted. There were 655 questionnaires collected and interviews with carefully selected experts in every EU Member State were organised. The survey results portray the situation in the implementation of energy efficiency policies in the EU.


This event presented the survey results as well as discussed the implementation of energy efficiency policies from various perspectives - European Parliament, European Commission, experts and city representatives. According to the survey, the experts wish for more regulated policies from the EU level and improved governance with timely follow-up. Apparently there are many good examples on the local level showing the way forward such as the city of Växjö which wants to become fossil fuel free by 2030 and aspires to be called the greenest city of Europe.


Please see the programme of the event here.


For more information you can download here the presentations of

Christiane Egger, The Energy-Efficiency-Watch Survey

Viktor Smolic, Town of Slunj, Croatia

Juris Golunovs, City of Riga, Latvia




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*The sole responsibility for the content of this event lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Communities. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.