ENABLE.EU is holding a workshop on “Governing the Energy Transition in Europe: the Way towards 2030 and 2050” that will take place on Thursday, 14 March, 16:00-17:45, at the Renewable Energy House, rue d’Arlon 63, Brussels.
The workshop will discuss how European countries are shaping their energy policies towards 2030 and 2050, given the regulation on the governance of the energy union and climate action that came into force in December 2018. Examples will be provided of progress made and challenges still faced in achieving the energy transition in European countries. The workshop will present fieldwork from a selection of countries and a discussion will be held with the audience on policy options that could enable progress towards a low-carbon economy.
The Energy Union Framework Strategy laid out on 25 February 2015 has embraced a citizens-oriented energy transition based on a low-carbon transformation of the energy system. The success of the energy transition pillar in the Energy Union will hinge upon the social acceptability of the necessary reforms and on the public engagement in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing low carbon energy transitions. The ENABLE.EU project will aim to define the key determinants of individual and collective energy choices in three key consumption areas – transportation, heating & cooling, and electricity – and in the shift to prosumption (users-led initiatives of decentralised energy production and trade). The project will also investigate the interrelations between individual and collective energy choices and their impact on regulatory, technological and investment decisions. The analysis will be based on national household and business surveys in 11 countries, as well as research-area-based comparative case studies.
The ENABLE.EU project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement 727524.