BEUC debate on Clean Energy package – 9 March

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How does the EU’s November energy package impact consumers? A public debate organised by BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, will explore the issues.

The European Commission published its Clean Energy for All Europeans package in November 2016. It provides the theme for this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). But what does the package mean for consumers? And what steps are needed to make it work?

On 9 March 2017, BEUC will hold a half-day debate on these topics at the European Parliament in Brussels. The public are invited to join Members of the European Parliament and representatives from the Commission, industry stakeholders and consumer organisations to explore key questions. On the agenda are problems with energy contracts and potential solutions, trends in smart energy-saving services, and BEUC’s vision for energy policies that deliver for consumers.

Registration is open until 26 February. If you cannot attend the debate in person, you can send questions to the debate panel via Twitter using #CleanEnergyEU.

Contributions on the package are also welcome for this year’s EUSEW policy conference, 20-22 June in Brussels. Apply to host a session by 3 March and to contribute networking activities by 31 March.

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EUSEW 2016 focused on energy consumers. Go to the EUSEW 2016 policy conference sessions to explore last year’s discussions.