Energy audits and energy efficiency: focus on energy intensive SMEs in Europe

The role of energy audits and energy efficiency policies in energy intensive-SMEs. 

Speakers from CINEA, national authorities, and three senior representatives of energy-intensive European business associations (chemical, foundry and copper industries) tackled the topic from different angles and provided suggestions for improving the policy making and the implementation cycle for energy-intensive SMEs.

The session was organised by the LEAP4SME Consortium, which is comprised of the official national energy agencies of Austria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, and United Kingdom. LEAP4SME is funded by H2020.

The online event took place on October 11, 2021, from 12:00-13:30 CET.

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Agenda and presentations

12:00-12:10 Introduction + Energy Audits & Energy efficiency policies in SMEs
Enrico Biele, Project Coordinator, LEAP4SME
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12:10-12:20 Funding the green transition of companies
Oronzo Daloiso, Project Manager CINEA, European Commission
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12:20-12:30 Energy audits and energy efficiency in SMEs: Experiences from the Chemical Industry
Nicola Rega, Director of Energy, CEFIC, European Chemical Industry Council
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12:30-12:40 Energy efficiency and the copper industry: Creating leverage for decarbonisation
Diedert Debusscher, Clean Energy Transition Strategic Advisor, European Copper Institute - Copper Alliance
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12:40-12:50 Energy rationalization in foundries: A comparison between European and Italian experiences
Roberto Ariotti, President of the Executive Committee, CAEF, European Foundry Association
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12:50-13:00 EED Article 8 implementation for energy intensive SMEs: A national case study
Marcello Salvio, Head of Unit Energy Efficiency in the Economic Sectors, ENEA, Italian National Energy Agency
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13:00-13:30 Final debate & Q&A

This workshop is organised as an extended programme session within the EU Sustainable Energy Week.

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