Energy efficiency is one of the pillars of the European sustainability agenda that will help EU to achieve its energy transition and climate change objectives anchored in Article 8 of the EED. Energy efficiency not only allows companies to be more competitive economically, but also enables EU to proceed boldly towards the 2030 targets for energy efficiency (32.5% of improvement) and the ‘Fit for 55 Package’ under the European Green Deal.
SMEs have a high untapped energy saving potential which can be unlocked by overcoming structural, market and financial barriers such as a limited workforce, technical and financial capacity needed to carry out energy audits and the implantation of energy-efficient and cost-effective measures
Triple-A organizes the webinar “Towards a decarbonized Europe: Increasing energy efficiency in SMEs for a clean energy transition” on October 19 from 9 to 10:30 (CEST), together with 7 related EU initiatives as part of the European Sustainable Energy Week extended programme.
This session aims at providing SMEs and all relevant stakeholders with real practical examples and guidelines on how to enable the implementation of energy efficiency solutions to facilitate the energy transition. It will present available services, tools and policies that could unlock a considerable amount of energy/cost savings and assist in achieving emission targets, by sharing the actions, experiences and outcomes of the H2020 funded projects DEESME, E2DRIVER, ICCEE, INNOVEAS, SMEmPower Efficiency, SPEEDIER, Triple-A.
This session focuses on the analysis of three key aspects of energy efficiency improvements in SMEs around Europe:
1. Barriers and opportunities in the implementation of energy efficiency solutions
2. Available best practices and case studies, such as trainings, tools, services etc.
3. Current policies affecting the implementation of energy efficiency measures and their potential improvements in the upcoming years.
Main target groups are SMEs, representing 99% of European companies, as well as relevant stakeholders involved in the energy transition, such as policy makers, financial institutions, ESCOs, academia/research institutions, energy professionals and experts.
The format includes short presentations of the projects’ outcomes focusing on SMEs, interactive activities and a final roundtable open to questions related to the session topics that have been presented. This will help to set key questions and initiate discussions on the presented topics and also seek the roadmap to the efficient implementation of the proposed measures, globally in the SMEs, beyond the targets set by the participating projects.
Download the Agenda here.