Climate change and the energy challenge: integration of energy efficiency and renewable resources
Brussels | Belgium
IKEM Academy 2013: Energy and the Environment was held in Belgium from 15–21 September. Participants and teaching faculty gathered in Brussels to discuss current issues in the field of climate and energy policy and new trends in the energy market, ranging from China’s influential role to shale gas and nuclear controversies. On Wednesday, the Academy narrowed its focus to the topic of energy efficiency, and on Thursday sector-specific challenges were discussed. On Friday, the Academy’s final day, participants investigated the design and effectiveness of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, its practical implementation in a selection of Member States, and the incentives for businesses and individuals to incorporate efficiency into their habits and the supply chain.