SCIS Workshops at EUSEW 2019
This year's EUSEW - the EU Sustainable Energy Week - took place in Brussels from 17 through 21 June.The SCIS team joined forces with the EIP-Marketplace on a stand in the networking village and also organised two sessions on Tuesday 18 June.
The first session Policies and models for the energy transition: from barriers to breakthroughs included speakers such as Miguel Á. García-Fuentes (CARTIF), Christoph Gollner (FFG), Carsten Rothballer (ICLEI) and Dr. Giuseppe Prettico (JRC). This session took as a starting point a replication analysis performed by SCIS (Smart Cities Information System), “Recommendations on EU R&I and regulatory policies: Why may replication (not) be happening?”. It expanded on a specific theme from the policy paper and illustrates how legal, regulatory and related technical bottlenecks can be overcome in practice. The workshop then opened up for a lively discussion on the replicability of these solutions in other contexts: other people, other cities, other countries. Common barriers that need a policy address are identified.
Four cases were presented and SCIS partners provided an introduction and the facilitation of the workshop.
The second session Empowering and financing sustainable energy projects included speakers such as Krista Jaatinen (Helen Ltd.), Laure Pedot (Lille Metropole), Cecilia Hugony (Teicos) and again Miguel Á. García-Fuentes (CARTIF). The workshop fostered insights in replication and upscaling of economically feasible energy solutions for building retrofit and renewable energy production without the need of public subsidies, however making use of other types of public facilitation where appropriate.The purpose of the workshop was to present empowering and financing models that are currently being used to (i) retrofit the existing building stock in Europe, (ii) finance renewable energy infrastructure and (iii) facilitate combined public-private investments in energy assets. Projects that have implemented the three models will present themselves and share experiences.
If you missed the sessions you can find the presentations below.
Policies and Models for the Energy Transition: From Barriers to Breakthrough
Empowering and Financing Sustainable Energy Projects