The EU aims to cut its energy consumption by 20% by 2020. However, ccurrent estimates tend to show the EU is not on track to achieving this objective. As a result, new measures on energy efficiency are now being proposed.
The European PROMISE Project - launched in 2012 and funded by the European Commission under the Intelligent Energy - Europe (IEE) programme - will host a European awareness conference on energy-efficient consumer behaviour in European Islands. The project aims to solve the issue of energy use still being largely invisible to the user, while being rapidly increasing due to larger homes, new services and additional appliances. By sharing information and experience, energy agencies from Samsø (Denmark), Iceland, Rhodes (Greece) and Tenerife (Spain) aim to promote tried-and-tested methods for reducing the energy consumption of households.
The event will seek to promote energy savings and awareness by spreading knowledge and experiences on how to reduce the energy consumption of households. Stakeholders and attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and exchange on how to successfully implement the project-tested methods.