About the webinar:
Energy Labelling has progressively become a must-have in the energy efficiency policy toolbox. When implemented with care, energy labelling presents a face that energy efficiency –also known as the invisible fuel- often misses. Energy labels help end-use consumers to make more informed decisions when purchasing a product, equipment or system. Fascinating too is to see how energy labels facilitate and shape market transformation strategies when combined for instance with fiscal or financial scheme. What lessons can be learned from the implementation of the European energy labels? What are the possible options for consolidating such high -visibility policy instruments in the future? The presentation will recall the conditions of the elaboration of the first European labels, discuss achievements and share views to reinforce existing schemes.
Speaker: Benoit Lebot
As the Executive Director of IPEEC, Mr. Lebot has had an extensive career in the fields of Energy Efficiency, Climate Change Mitigation, and Clean Energy Policies. Beginning as a Research Engineer, Mr. Lebot worked at the Energy Efficiency Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in California from 1987 to 1990. Between 1990 and 1997, he was part of the French National Energy and Environmental Agency (ADEME), where he led numerous background technical studies for the first directives related to the promotion of energy efficiency in the European Union, which ignited his international career. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Lebot worked at the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an advisor within the Energy Efficiency Policy Analysis Division and from 2004, he worked as a Climate Change & Sustainable Energy Policy Advisor for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); where he provided technical leadership on activities designed to address Climate Change and Sustainable Energy policies in developing countries and emerging economies. He also developed and managed the UNDP’s portfolio on Climate Change Mitigation projects in sub-Saharan Africa with a specific focus on energy efficient public policies that included legal, fiscal and technical measures.
Mr. Lebot is a Civil Engineer from France’s National School of Public Works (1986) and holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California in Berkeley (1987).
Moderator: Hans De Keulenaer
Hans De Keulenaer is Director of Energy & Electricity at the European Copper Institute (ECI), a non-profit organisation working towards the support and expansion of copper and copper alloy’s markets in Europe. He has over 25 years of experience in running international campaigns for companies and international organisations in the industrial sector. His current interests are sustainable energy systems, e-learning, quality of supply, smart & age-adaptive buildings and energy regulation.
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