13 Dez Eifi participates in Policy Learning platform Event presenting Best Practice from the Durham County Council within REBUS
Eifi participates in Policy Learning platform Event presenting Best Practice from the Durham County Council within REBUS.
On the 17th of October, the Policy learning event on energy and resource efficiency, organized by the Interreg Europe program took place in Sevilla, Spain. The event was designed to bring policy makers together, share good practice experience and develop solutions for existing challenges within the European Union by working on workshops about different topics within the areas of energy and resource efficiency.
The target audience included 79 people from Interreg Europe project partners, representatives of managing authorities and other policy actors working with energy and resource efficiency.
Chris Ashe, the EIfI Director of Innovation represented the EIfI, presented Best Practice of the Durham County Council, our project partner in REBUS, to the participants, shared his knowledge and experience within the workshops and was able to learn about different best practices and approaches to energy efficiency, policy making and problem solving.
The Key Conclusions of the Forum focused on the following points:
- Energy efficiency policies should capitalise on synergies with existing measures and correlated policy fields (policy-legislation-knowledge).
- There is a clear need for targeted energy efficiency solutions focused on individual sectors. At the same time, the search for solutions should explore cross-approaches (approaches crossing different sectors) and not be restrained to linear ones.
- There is a need for deeper capacity in designing and using funding instruments.
- Energy consumption data can help consumers change their behaviour and become more energy efficiency.