eceee 2024 Summer Study

14.06.2024 - 15.06.2024

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Center Parcs Lac d'Ailette, France

The eceee 2024 Summer Study on energy efficiency will take place 10–15 June at the new venue Center Parcs Lac d’Ailette, an hour from Paris in the direction of Reims and the Champagne-Ardennes region.

Why energy efficiency is needed to reach zero carbon

We simply won’t manage the climate urgency without ambitious and effective energy efficiency policies, programmes and investments. Electrification and decarbonisation are key to the carbon-neutral energy transition, but without energy demand reduction where possible, we simply won’t make the transition to a renewables-based energy system fast enough or be able to afford it.

The eceee Summer Studies are a cornerstone in our mission to build and support the generation and sharing of evidence-based knowledge on energy efficiency and demand reduction. In 2021, the Summer Study highlighted the fact that we are indeed facing a new reality. We are now moving into a post-Covid society with massive support programmes for recovery and climate change mitigation. In 2022, we focused on the people and forces that are agents of change.

Industrial efficiency is back to offer all-sector coverage

The 2022 Summer Study added a panel on industrial energy efficiency after a ten year absence. However, the 2024 summer study will also continue to cover the broad range of topics from energy consumption and behaviour, over policy & evaluation, to local energy planning, transportation, buildings, and appliance and product policy.

Environmental impact of our Summer Studies

eceee is acutely aware of the fact that an in-person event has an environmental impact in terms of travel, venue and food. However, we believe it is important to meet in person. We also believe that our event is one of the best events on energy efficiency, long enough, and held relatively seldom, and thereby justifies the travel. We are based on southern France, and this allows most participants to travel by train or other low-carbon modes of transportation.