ManagEnergy Annual Conference 2013
Towards EU2020 and beyond – Local and regional actions

Brussels, Tuesday 25 June 2013

Aimed at energy agencies, public authorities and energy actors with a local and regional focus, the ManagEnergy Annual Conference hosted high-level speakers from the European Commission, the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, and cities and energy agencies across Europe.

This year's conference showcased examples from local and regional authorities which have succeeded in finding innovative ways to finance sustainable energy with the support of the European institutions, the private and financial sectors, and citizens. 

One of the highlights of the conference was the presentation of this year's finalists for the ManagEnergy Local Energy Action Award, an annual competition that recognises outstanding projects in the area of renewable energy and energy efficiency at the local and regional level. 

Presentations from the conference can be found below. 

09:00 – 10:00

Keynote speeches:

Welcome and overview of the event: W Gillett (EACI)

Keynote speech: Energy efficiency: new context, new opportunities
Paul Hodson
, Head of Unit, DG ENER 

10:00– 10:45

Panel discussion: Market up-take at the local level - from political commitment to investment 

Boris Miletic Mayor of Pula, Croatia, Pirita Lindholm, Climate Alliance, Ralf Goldmann (EIB), Maud Skäringer (DG REGIO), Barbara Hammond, (Low Carbon Hub, Oxford, UK), Karel Derveaux (RES-Coop).

11:15 – 12:45

Local authorities making a difference with EU support

Energy Performance Contracting – key concepts and challenges
T Noel and A Bullier (EACI) 

Using ELENA PDA for the refurbishment of 100 schools in Paris,  
Arnaud Le Bel Hermile, Direction du Patrimoine et de l'Architecture, Paris, France

Bundling municipalities to retrofit street lighting using Energy Performance Contracting in Province of Teramo (IT) – supported by MLEI-PDA,
Valter Catarra, President of the Province of Teramo, Italy

Involving the citizens in energy investments
Camille Gira
, Mayor of Beckerich, Luxembourg 

Sustainable energy projects using EU Cohesion Policy funding in Poland
Introduced by Maud Skäringer of the European Commission, presented by Bartosz Dubinski of the Mazovia Energy Agency

Panel discussion (moderated by Adam Szolyak)

12:45 – 13:00

Closing remarks Ms Charlina Vitcheva, Director, EC DG REGIO

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