Policy sharing, policy learning

INTERREG IVC Thematic Capitalisation Event

Brussels, Belgium

May 2014 22 Register Now

Energy efficiency


How can regional innovation systems be strengthened? This workshop will present a number of current energy efficiency policy goals and show practical examples that demonstrate how these have already been achieved. Participants will better understand the feasibility of key policy developments, namely the Energy Efficiency directive and the objective of supporting more investment in energy efficiency via structural funds.


Koen Rademaekers 

Expert in Energy efficiency, Triple E Conuslting, The Netherlands

Mr Rademaekers is a managing director of Triple E Consulting. His energy and environmental experience covers financial, industrial, policy and technical expertise with experience ranging from the academic (assistant professor at the VUB), to the private as well as the public sector. Prior to starting-up Triple E Consulting, Koen was head of Ecorys’ Energy & Environment unit for more than 5 years. He has managed international teams and completed many assignments for the European Commission, the EIB, World Bank, EBRD, and IADB. 

Robert Williams 

Expert in Energy efficiency, Triple E Consulting, UK

Mr Williams is a senior consultant with Triple E Consulting, expert in energy and the environment. His almost 20 years of consultancy experience includes extensive policy and programme evaluation and analysis work for the European Commission and the UK government. Rob's knowledge of the low-carbon economy includes technologies, incentives, finance, innovation and skills. Graduateship in Marketing (MII) and a MBS Government from University College Cork.


Brian Ahern

Project Engineer, Cork County Council, Ireland

Mr Ahern is an expert in project development and delivery. In his current role within the Energy Section of Cork County Council he has developed an interactive energy data capture tool allowing for real-time analysis and comparison of data uasage across 2,000 individual energy accounts.  Mr. Ahern holds an honours degree in engineering from University College Cork.  In his spare time he is also involved in a local bird watching group and various environmental protection projects.

Frédéric Delhommeau   

Project manager, Prioriterre, France

Mr Delhommeau is project manager at a French local energy advice agency in Haute-Savoie where he implements awareness-raising campaigns and projects dedicated and adapted to companies, local authorities & private households, on a broad range of topics such as energy efficiency, water and consumption as well as sustainable transport and fuel poverty.

Helle Knudsen  

Project Manager, Region of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Ms Knudsen is Project Manager of the INTERREG IVC Mini-programme LoCaRe - Low Carbon Economy Regions. In her current position as Chief Consultant in the Region of Southern Denmark she is implementing results of LoCaRe in the field of Energy Efficiency and Climate. She is an experienced project manager in European programmes and has worked with European regional policies at the Assembly of European Regions in Strasbourg. 


Event report

Read the "photo-reportage" on the policy learning and the inspiring ideas we have exchanged in Brussels.


Energy efficiency


Robert Williams, Koen Rademaekers, Marie-Jose Zondag / Energy Efficiency – Lessons from the INTERREG IVC projects for policy implementation

Brian Ahern / Energy Efficiency Project Development in Cork, Ireland

Frederic Delhommeau / Struggling with fuel poverty – added value of adapted tools

Helle Knudsen / Energy Policy as a Driving Force 


Energy efficiency


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