EUFORES 22nd Inter-Parliamentary Meeting on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency


21 & 22 October 2022, Deutscher Bundestag, Parliament of Germany, Berlin

“Climate Emergency & Energy Crisis – Faster Switch to Renewables and Energy Efficiency”



In collaboration with the Committee on Climate Action and Energy of the Federal Parliament of Germany


The 22nd Inter-Parliamentary Meeting on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (IPM22) took place on 21-22 October 2022. IPM22 was held in the Deutscher Bundestag, Federal Parliament of Germany, Berlin.


Top speakers and representatives from the EU27 national parliaments, the European Parliament, National Government, the European Commission, industry, science and NGO representatives gathered to discuss the prospects of renewable energy and energy efficiency for economic growth, social integration and prosperity for the European Union - all in the light of the climate emergency, the energy crisis and the war in Ukraine.


Top Speakers Invited

IPM22 was organized in close cooperation with the Parliament of Germany. The conference discussed core topics on European and national level related to the energy transition:

  • European Green Deal
  • REPowerEU
  • Renewable Energy Directive
  • Energy Efficiency Directive
  • Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
  • Consequences of the Ukraine war for the energy transition
  • National implementation of EU policies
  • Exchange of experience between EU and national levels and between national parliaments
  • Experience of Germany in promoting the energy transition despite the recent situation

IPM22 aimed to contribute to sharing know-how for a correct implementation of the aforementioned legislation, while focusing particularly on the current German situation. Therefore, the legislative proposals covered under the EU Green Deal and REPowerEU and the current situation of energy policy developments in Germany are top of the agenda of the IPM22.

Highlights of the side programme:

  • Thursday Evening: Reception in Westin Grand Hotel
  • Friday Evening: Gala Dinner in historic Hotel Adlon, next to Brandenburg Gate
  • Saturday noon: Tour through Bundestag & Lunch in Restaurant Käfer - Roof of Bundestag
  • Saturday afternoon: Visit to TESLA Gigafactory Berlin Brandenburg (places limited and reserved for MEPs/MPs/officials)

Visit to TESLA GIGAFACTORY Berlin Brandenburg


The IPM22 Agenda can be downloaded here.

Venue Access Maps: Please download the IPM22 Access Maps here - or click on this Google Maps link.

EUFORES aims at gathering the 100 most active parliamentarians in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. The event will be the perfect opportunity to exchange knowledge and to engage in discussions with like-minded colleagues from other Member States and the European Parliament, officials of national governments, the European Commission and selected representatives from industry and the scientific sector. The one-and-a-half-day conference will be accompanied by a Gala Dinner on Friday and a side visit programme on Saturday.


Sponsorship Opportunities

IPM22 is partly financed by sponsors. Should you be interested in a sponsorship, please find the sponsorship packages here.


Kerstin Blum, Managing Director, Foundation Healthy Planet Healthy People_Healthy Planet - Healthy People: a new guiding principle?

Thomas Nowak, Secretary General, European Heat Pump Association, EHPA, Heat pumps: The new gold standard?

Aurélie Beauvais, Managing Director, Euroheat & Power, Harnessing the potential of energy management and district heating

Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO, SolarPower Europe, A European industrial Strategy for PV

Harmen Dekker, CEO, European Biogas Association, EBA, Biogas and its contribution to the heating sector

Cezara Missing, Deputy Director German Public Affairs, Viessman Group, 50% renewables in buildings by 2030 and the heat pump ramp-up: success factors and must-win opportunities

Christiane Egger, Deputy Manager, ESV-Upper Austria Energy Agency, How to deploy renewables-based and efficient heating and cooling solutions

Simone Peter, President, German Renewable Energy Federation, The energy transition in Germany Market Designs speeding up the roll-out of Renewables

Matthias Buck, Director Europe, Agora Energiewende, Priorities for a Faster scaling of Renewables and of Renewables system integration in Europe

Nils Borg, Executive Director, ECEEE, Potential of Energy Efficiency

Adrian Joyce, EuroACE, Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Christian Noll, Managing Director, DENEFF, Innovative Financing Tools for Energy Efficiency

Giles Dickson, CEO WindEurope, EU wants to be 43% of power by 2030: how to deliver that



Check all the pictures on our Flickr here:

The pictures were taken by Nathanaël Lacourt during the two days of the event.


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