EUFORES 17th Inter-Parliamentary Meeting on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - Chapter I

"Energy and Climate Policies in the Mediterranean"

19 & 20 May 2017, Parliament of Malta, Valletta

The first chapter of the 17th Inter-Parliamentary Meeting (IPM17 Valletta) was organised in collaboration with the Parliament of Malta and the Parliamentary Network of the Mediterranean (PAM). 

Top speakers from the EU and the Mediterranean region, above all the Maltese Parliament, the European Parliament, national governments, the European Commission as well as industry representatives and many other experts gathered to discuss the role of renewable energy and energy efficiency for the climate change challenge and a sustainable future.


This parliamentary conference had a strong regional focus and looked into the specific situation of the Mediterranean and its neighouring countries.


Key topics of the parliamentary meeting were:

  • Energy and climate policies in the Mediterranean after COP21
  • Countries' strategies for 2030
  • Progress regarding the revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
  • Energy efficiency and renewables in the Mediterranean context
  • The industrial perspective on RES and Energy Efficiency in the Mediterranean

Presentations of Speakers

Session 1: Welcome and Opening

Megan Richards, Director for Energy Policy, DG ENER, European Commission: Clean Energy for all Europeans

Session 2: Energy and Climate Policies in the Mediterranean after COP21 in Paris

Albrecht Knaupp, Senior Energy Analyst, SEMETA: Energy and Climate policies in the Mediterranean
Rafik Missaoui, Director General, ALCOR: A view from non EU-Neighbour of the Mediterranean
Simone Mori, Executive Vice President, Head of European Affairs, Enel Group: Energy transition in the Mediterranean Region - The perspective of a private investor

Session 3: Country Strategies for 2013

Isabel Soares, Energy Adviser, Cabinet of the Secretary of State of Energy, Portugal: Country Strategy Portugal

Session 4: Energy efficiency - Europe's and the world's first fuel 

Paul Hodson, Head of Unit, DG ENER, European Commission: What the EU can offer to its Mediterranean Member States
Fethi Hanchi, Director, National Agency for Energy Conservation, Tunisia: Affordable Near Zero Energy Housing for MEDA

Session 5: Renewables - the never ending source of the Mediterranean 

Paul van Son,Chairman MENA & Turkey, innogy SE: From DESERTEC to tailor made renewables in MEDA
Roberto Ridolfi, Director, DG DEVGO, Europan COmmission: A low risk environment for financen RES

Session 6 : Grids and Small Islands

Luigi Apicella, Manager, Proposal and Engineering, TERNA PLUS: TERNA's way to sustainability: Smart Islands Project
Megan Richards, Director for Energy Policy, DG ENER, European Commission: Grids and EU Islands Initiative


Please find the Official Agenda Booklet for IPM17 Valletta here:




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