The three Concerted Actions that help countries implement EU energy legislation have published proceedings of their recent joint workshop.
The Concerted Action for the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA EPBD), the Concerted Action for the Renewable Energy Sources Directive (CA RES) and the Concerted Action for the Energy Efficiency Directive (CA EED) organised the workshop during January 2020 in Barcelona, to explore synergies in the implementation of these three key pieces of European energy legislation.
This was the first ever joint workshop of the three Concerted Actions and it brought together over 220 policy makers from every EU Member State plus Norway, who are responsible for implementing the directives in their national policies.
The workshop included twelve sessions covering a range of topics from zero energy communities and smart buildings, the EU’s Governance Regulation and National Energy and Climate Plans to innovative financing solutions, multiple benefits of energy efficiency and renewables, and consumer behaviour.
A key focus of the workshop was to encourage dialogue between participants, through which they identified future cooperation opportunities on these cross-cutting areas and also ways to ensure coordination between institutions that implement the Directives.