eceee has formally launched the 2013 Summer Study call for papers under the theme Rethink • Renew • Restart.
The 2011 Summer study gathered more than 400 people over five days and over 200 peer reviewed papers were produced and an even greater number is accepted this time. The call for papers calls for energy efficiency experts – practitioners and reserchers – to submit abstracts under eight thematic panels.
This year's gathering theme is Rethink, Renew, Restart.
"The new European Energy Efficiency Directive is a good first step for Europe. But it is just the start. It is time to Rethink policies and options. It is time to Renew commitments to climate, energy security and reduced energy demand. And it is time to Restart activities that actually achieve something. Your papers will help define how this can be done", says the call for papers.
2013 is also the twentieth anniversary for eceee. The association was born in 1993 with its first-ever Summer Study. "We have come a long way since then, when energy efficiency was seen as a marginal activity. Now, 2012, The International Energy Agency’s upcoming World Energy Outlook will feature energy efficiency as the main way forward", says eceee's Executive Director Nils Borg.
eceee's new Summer Study web site was also launched today.