The Energy Efficiency Forum (EEF) is an event that promotes an energy efficiency ethic through the presentation of national and worldwide views on energy efficiency and the resulting impact on the environment, national security and economic growth.
The Forum sets out be the first event in Europe that promotes an energy efficiency ethic to drive action in the region. Policy-makers, NGOs and business leaders are encouraged to participate in an open dialogue that expresses national and worldwide views on energy efficiency and the resulting impact on the environment, health and economic growth. With the emphasis on efficient use of our energy resources, the Forum helps:
- Elevate the understanding of energy efficiency issues in the European and global political debate;
- Identify the repercussions on businesses;
- Provide a discussion platform in Europe for energy efficiency key stakeholders, from private and public sector, European, Mediterranean and global;
- Support global energy efficiency objectives of the UN Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL).
Energy efficiency key facts
- By 2020, the European Union (EU) needs to achieve: 20% increase in energy efficiency, 20% reduction of CO2 and 20% share of energy renewable sources.
- The deep renovation of Europe's existing buildings could save 32% primary energy in Europe by 2020, 2.6 billion barrels of foreign oil per year and €193 billion per year.
- The European Union needs to start renovating its building stock NOW!
- EU Policymakers have mandated that all new public buildings achieve nearly zero energy status by 2018, and that all other new buildings achieve the same status by 2020.
- Global primary energy demand projected to increase by 50% between now and 2030.
- The EU is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80-95% below 1990 levels by 2050.
- Buildings consume 35% of the world's energy and account for 40% of the world's GHG emissions.
- Action around energy efficiency enhances energy security in Europe.
- Large scale action on energy efficiency would create market demand for products and services that would result in 2.000.000 of new European jobs.
To register or request an invitation, please go to the Euro Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum website here.