The 2nd EU Energy Summit, held on 23 February in Brussels, focused on the most relevant issues and challenges facing the EU’s Energy Policy following COP 21, the Paris climate conference. Participants included a range of stakeholders from various sectors, policymakers as well as representatives from the private sector.
The conference addressed decarbonisation, energy efficiency, the future of ETS and how to avoid carbon leakage. MEP Jerzy Buzek, ITRE Chair, stressed that the ETS review should also consider industrial competitiveness and innovation. Mr Dominique Ristori, Director-General for DG Energy, emphasised the importance of energy efficiency in buildings, stating: “Energy efficiency is the most efficient way to combine sustainability, security and competitiveness.”
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