[14.11.22] – Lunch talk – A safe winter for all: sharing experiences of local energy saving actions from EU municipalities

Energy Poverty Advisory Hub, Covenant of Mayors and ENPOR webinar/lunch talk

14th November, from 13:30 to 14:30 pm (online)

The current geopolitical context is challenging the energy system in Europe. The consequences of the economic and energy crisis are hitting European citizens hard. The rising energy prices are indeed increasing the pressure on the most vulnerable people and are accentuating energy poverty situations.

Structural measures, as Fit for 55 packages and the recent REPowerEU plan, set the long-term path to make Europe independent from Russian fossil fuels before 2030 and achieve climate neutrality by 2050. However, emergency and short-term measures must be taken to address the direct consequences of the crisis, the most important of which is the increase of energy prices. Alongside the Save Gas for a Safe Winter plan, proposed by the Commission to reduce gas consumption, local governments are responding to the challenges to help vulnerable consumers against energy shortages and rising energy prices by adopting extraordinary measures and practical solutions to ensure a safe winter for all.

The webinar will take place on 14 November at 13:30 CEST. It is jointly organised by the Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH), the Covenant of Mayors Europe and ENPOR. This lunch talk is the opportunity to learn more about EU municipalities’ experiences and practices in emergency energy measures to prepare for winter extreme energy conditions, with a focus on how vulnerable consumers are taken into account in these emergency measures. This discussion should lead to get inspiration on how to take actions in local contexts regarding the rising energy poverty.

Registration page: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/Safewinter_lunchtalk_14November

EPAH website event presentation: https://energy-poverty.ec.europa.eu/about-us/events/lunch-talk-safe-winter-all-sharing-experiences-local-energy-saving-actions-eu-municipalities-2022-11-14_en


13:30 – Introduction to the session, presentation of the 3 organisations

13:35 – Keynote speech

13:45 – Presentation of a city case

13:55 – Discussion