[PROSPECT+] Energy transition in cities
Energy transition in cities: from subsidies to innovative financing
The PROSPECT+ team is bringing together public authorities and municipal energy agencies with representatives of EU institutions and private investors to discuss the priorities, needs and challenges of cities and regions that impact on the speed of energy transformation at local level.
On 15 November, they are organising a policy dialogue webinar highlighting the results of the Prospect+ consultations on public authorities’ attitudes towards innovative financing instruments and decreasing reliance on traditional subsidies. Speakers will discuss the needs and obstacles cities face when public funding for their energy transition is limited. The team will share recommendations, postulates and success stories of projects that, despite the challenges, did not rely solely on subsidies. As part of the ongoing dialogue, representatives from EU institutions and private investors will provide an overview of support opportunities and developing initiatives.
Our colleague Miguel Angel Garcia, European project coordinator of CARTIF’s energy division, will participate as a speaker under the title “Success stories and success factors”.
Agenda PROSPECT+ Webinar
10:30-10:40 Welcome and introduction; Sylwia Stomiak, Eurocities
10:40-10:55 Stories and success factors; Miguel A. Garcia (European Projects Coordinator, CARTIF), Sanela Mikulčić Šantić (Cooperative Manager, Križevci, Croatia) and Sandrine Deternay (City of Albertville, France)
10:55-11:20 Panel discussion: The reality at the local level; Vlasta Krmelj (Mayor of and CEO of ENERGAP), Alicia Villazan Cabero (Project Manager, City of Valladolid), Jolein Schorel (Municipality of Amersfoort) Andrzej Łazęcki (Municipal Director of the Department of Economy and Climate, Kraków)
11:20-11:35 Q&A; Sylwia Stomiak, Eurocities
11:35-12:05 Panel discussion: Available and future support programmes and policy context; Georg Houben (Director General for Energy (DG ENER)), Allison Lobb (Executive Director, Bankers without Boundaries Representative of CINEA (TBC) )
12:05-12:20 Discussion with participants
More info: PROSPECT+