IRENA Policy Talk 3 - Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition: Heating and Cooling

30 November 2020 |Virtual


IRENA’s Policy Talks 2020 are a series of online events providing a forum for renewable energy policy discussions where experiences and best practices in policy design and implementation can be shared to support the efficient deployment of renewable energy, and the maximisation of the benefits realised. The Policy Talks generate feedback from IRENA Member States, policy makers, and experts which provides key input to support IRENA’s implementation of the Work Programme in the policy realm, to ensure relevance and accuracy.

Below is a schedule of all Policy Talks for 2020.

Policy Talks for 2020

10 November
15:00 - 16:30 CET

Policy Talk 1 - Renewable Energy Finance: Status, Trends and Recommendations in partnership with CPI

19 November
14:00 - 15:30 CET

Policy Talk 2 - Policies for Green Hydrogen

30 November
9:00 - 10:30 CET

Policy Talk 3 - Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition: Heating and Cooling in partnership with IEA and REN21

9 December
14:30 - 16:00 CET

Policy Talk 4 - Stimulating Investment in Community Energy in partnership with the IRENA Coalition for Action

Policy Talk 3: Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition: Heating and Cooling

Presenting the findings of the joint report on Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition: Heating and Cooling report by IRENA, IEA and REN21, this Policy Talk focused on policies needed to decarbonise heating and cooling in all end-uses. The discussion included highlights from the study, which provides a comprehensive policy framework to overcome the key barriers that have impeded the uptake of renewables in heating and cooling. Interventions from policy makers were be made to share experiences and best practices in the implementation of policies, while highlighting lessons learnt.

9:00 - 9:05 CET

Welcoming remarks

Francesco La Camera, Director-General, IRENA

9:05 - 9:25 CET

Scene-setting Presentations - Policies in a time of transition: Heating and Cooling

  • Rabia Ferroukhi, Director, KPFC, IRENA
  • Rana Adib, Executive Director, REN21
  • Paolo Frankl, Head, Renewable Energy Division, IEA

9:25 - 10:05 CET

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Peter Lundberg, Asia Pacific Urban Energy Association

Panellists:

  • Weiquan Wang, Deputy Secretary General of Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA)
  • Simeon Agada, Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK 
  • Thomas Nowak, European Heat Pump Association 
  • Roni Chandra Harahap, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia 
  • Monkgogi Otlhogile, Power for All

10:05 - 10:25 CET

Country Interventions and Q&A

10:25 - 10:30 CET

Closing remarks

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