WORKSHOP: Energy efficiency: Savings obligations, public building targets and the promotion of CHP (ITRE)

Monday, 17 October 2011, 
15:00 – 18:30h
Venue: European Parliament, Brussels,
Paul-Henri Spaak building, room PHS3C050

The workshop will look at best practice examples in Members States and the cost of implementation of various measures to improve energy efficiency. It will focus on three main topics: energy efficiency obligations schemes, the potential, costs and difficulties with the proposed 3% renovation rate for public buildings and the promotion of combined heat and power (CHP).

Draft Workshop Programme

15:00 Welcome and opening by Claude Turmes, MEP

15:10 Session 1 – Costs and benefits of energy saving obligation schemes

15:10 Silvia Rezessy, Scientific Officer, Institute for Energy, Joint Research Centre,European Commission, Italy (TBC)
Functioning of saving obligation schemes and appropriateness of the uniform target and measure for all Member States
15:25 Bruno Lapillonne, Vice-President, Enerdata, France
Best practice of energy saving obligation schemes: Review of European models
15:40 Questions & answers session

16:15 Session 2 – The renovation target of 3% for public buildings: potential, costs and difficulties

16:15 Achim Neuhäuser, Divisional Director InformE, Berlin Energy Agency, Germany
What renovation target can be achieved by the public bodies for their buildings and why? Challenges, costs and benefits of renovating public buildings
16:30 Dr. Yamina Saheb, Buildings Energy Efficiency Analyst, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Best practices for promoting the renovation of buildings and the interlinkage with the EPBD
16:45 Questions & answers session

17:20 Session 3 – How to best promote combined heat and power (CHP)?
17:20 Jesper Møller Larsen, Project Manager Supply Services, Aalborg Municipality,Denmark
Best practices in promoting CHP: Economic, social and environmental costs and benefits
17:35 Dr. Vaclovas Kveselis, Laboratory Chief, Laboratory of Regional Energy
Development, Kaunas, Lithuania
Differences in national power and heating sectors and possible policy instruments for supporting CHP and DHC development
17:50 Questions & answers session

18:25 Closing remarks by Claude Turmes, MEP

18:30 End of the workshop

Registration and participation
The workshop will be held in English; interpretation in German and French will be available.
It is open to any interested party and registration is not obligatory for participants with an access badge to the EP buildings, however the organisers would appreciate if you inform them of your intention to participate.
For participants with no access badge to the EP building please contact for registration