Interventions to increase energy efficiency through consumer behaviour: helping achieve Europe’s climate objectives?

  • When: Thursday 6th June 2019, 10:30 – 13:00
  • Where: Bruegel Institute, Rue de la Charité 33, Brussels
  • Register here by June 4th

Energy efficiency needs to play a central role if the EU is to succeed in reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Consumers, and the choices they make, have the power to reduce the carbon footprint of the economy, while bringing co-benefits to themselves and society. More knowledge about consumer choices can help policy-makers and industry to address barriers to the low-carbon transition.

After a keynote by Hans van Steen, Acting Director, Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, DG ENER, European Commission, this seminar will present insights from three EU funded research projects – including COBHAM – that have evaluated implications of innovative behavioural tools to stimulate energy efficiency and accelerate the low carbon transition. The panel will discuss the policy options proposed by the projects and whether these can help Europe reach its climate and energy objectives.

Other speakers include:

  • Paolo Falcioni, Director General, Applia (Home Appliance Europe)
  • Radoš Horacek, Policy Officer, Energy Efficiency, DG ENER , European Commission
  • Breda Kutin, President, Slovene Consumers Association & Executive Member, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) 
  • Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow, Bruegel
  • Eleanor Denny, Associate Professor of Economics, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Cristina Cattaneo, RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment, Milano (PENNY)
  • Massimo Tavoni, Politecnico di Milano and RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment, Milano (COBHAM).
  • Moderator: Sonja van Renssen, climate, energy & environment journalist

The event is hosted by Bruegel and organised by the Horizon 2020 and European Research Council projects CONSEED, PENNY and COBHAM.

The policy session is followed by deep dives into the research presented by the three projects from 14:00 to 17:15. All are welcome to attend this part of the symposium taking place at the same venue. For more information on the programme click on the following link : .