Resources

 Keeping cool in a warming world is not a “luxury” for the rich; it can be a matter of life or death

Yamina SAHEB

The heatwaves, currently experienced in Europe, should be a wake-up call to stop ignoring summer domestic energy poverty.

 2030 Energy Package: Ensuring the Right to Energy for all Europeans

Energy poverty and climate crisis are interlinked, urgent issues, where inaction costs live. The EU’s  2030 energy package is an opportunity to act on both challenges, to radically improve the well-being of millions of people while tackling climate change. Decision-makers have a duty to ensure everyone, in particular, vulnerable households, can take part and benefit from the transition.

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05/12/2017 - 12:30 to 14:30
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 Clean Energy for All Europeans Package: Does the Commission Modelling Assign the Right Role to Energy Efficiency and to Renewables?

 

The Clean Energy for all Europeans package is the first opportunity for Europe to align its domestic energy and climate targets with the ratified Paris Climate Agreement and the ratified Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, the Commission’s modelling methodology and results do not reflect well the ratified international agreements and significantly overestimate the cost of energy transition.

Event Date: 
19/10/2017 - 11:00 to 12:15
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Webinar platform of the Copenhagen Centre for Energy Efficiency 

 Financing energy renovation: we need to re-think our approach

Yamina SAHEB

My initial research question, for the International Refurbishment Symposium, was about an ex-ante evaluation of the impacts on the renovation market of the European Commission's proposed Smart Finance for Smart Buildings (SFSB) initiative. To illustrate my theoretical evaluation; I decided to assess how the SFSB would impact the French energy renovation market.

 Smart Finance for Smart Buildings:

Event Date: 
21/09/2017 - 15:00 to 16:15
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BuildUP webinar platform

 International Refurbishment Symposium: Productivity, Resilience, Sustainability

The Symposium is a one day event, co-located with the AECB's National Conference at Eco Connect London. This high brow symposium is focussed on productivity, resilience and sustainability in the domestic refurbishment sector. It is about re-thinking assumptions and systems in a time of change.

Event Date: 
15/09/2017 - 10:00 to 18:00
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 Eliminating Energy Poverty Across Europe: Monitoring Progress for an Inclusive Energy Union

Energy poverty, described as the inability to afford an adequate heating regime in the household, is increasingly acknowledged as a pressing issue across Europe. The European Commission states that over 54 million people, or 11% of the European population, currently suffer from the consequences of energy poverty, the causes of which are multiple. Despite falling wholesale prices for gas and electricity, consumer costs have gradually increased. When combined with poor energy efficiency in many buildings and a squeeze in living standards, Europe’s citizenry has been left in the dark.

Event Date: 
05/09/2017 - 10:00 to 16:30
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 Clean Energy for All Europeans: ALDE stakeholder Hearing #2

The event is hosted by MEP Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy and MEP Morten Helveg Petersen. The aim is to discuss the Commission proposals related to the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

OpenExp is invited to present on its on-going analysis of the EED and the EPBD impact assessments. As shown in the attached presentation:

Event Date: 
30/03/2017 - 10:00 to 12:00
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European Parliament (Brussels)

 Understanding the Commission's Impact Assessments

The aim of the workshop is to discuss and provide feedback on OpenExp analysis of the commission's impacts assessments related to the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD).

As shown in the attached presentation, the Commission scenarios provide evidence about the economic viability of 40% energy savings target. The analysis also shows some modelling weaknesses which require further clarification such as GDP and employment impacts in some Member States when using the general equilibrium model (GEM-E3).

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03/03/2017 - 10:00 to 14:30
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CEN/CENELEC (Brussels)

 Securing Europe's energy future with efficiency and renewables

Yamina SAHEB

Russia’s warning of a looming gas crisis in Europe challenges the claimed ambition of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package. In fact, the Commission’s proposal, released on November 30th, falls short in securing Europe’s energy future with energy savings and renewables -the only two clean energy sources available in Europe and at an affordable price.

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