Organisation

General Assembly

The Coalition for Energy Savings has 27 members that meet twice a year to set a direction for activities and appoint the Steering Committee.

 

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee defines the Coalition's strategic priorities and drives the main actions of the Coalition. It appoints the Secretary General. Its members are (as of May 2020):

Adrian Joyce

Adrian Joyce, Secretary General, EuroAce, Chairman of the Coalition for Energy Savings

Secretary General of the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroACE), whose members are Europe’s leading companies that provide the products, equipment and services that go together to create high energy performance in buildings. EuroACE monitors the work of the EU Institutions, and distils those aspects of EU policy and legislation that are of importance to the energy efficiency sector and to the establishment of the market conditions that will encourage, among other things, a significant increase in energy-related renovations to existing buildings.
Adrian Joyce is also the Campaign Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign, which was initiated by EuroACE in 2011 in order to stop energy waste in buildings.  Its ambition is to reduce the energy demand of the building stock in the EU by 80% by 2050 as compared to 2005.
Adrian Joyce is a professionally qualified architect who, having graduated from University College Dublin in 1984, spent 17 years in private practice (working in the UK, France, and Belgium and in his native country, Ireland) before getting involved full-time in architectural policy.  He was, for 18 months commencing in January 2002, the Practice Director of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland before moving to Brussels to join the staff at the Secretariat of the Architects’ Council of Europe where he became Director before leaving in July 2011.  He holds a part-time post teaching Construction Technology at the Catholic University of Louvain-le-Neuve, Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urbanism – LOCI.

Mukund Bhagwat

Mukund Bhagwat, European Copper Institute

Dr. Mukund Bhagwat is Strategic Advisor, Energy and Climate at the European Copper Institute. SInce 2008, he is responsible at Aurubis Belgium, Brussels, as an expert in the policy analysis and advice in the domains of Energy (electricity market, gas market, energy efficiency, renewable energy) and Climate Change (ETS, Energy efficiency, Renewable Energy) to Aurubis and furthermore advises European Copper Institute, Eurometaux as well as IFIEC (International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers) in this role. He strives to enhance the global competitiveness of European Energy Intensive industries through the regulatory and other initiatives for carbon leakage provisions, energy efficiency improvement and innovation. During 1983 to 2006, he undertook the manufacturing related assignments in various senior technical and commercial positions in the telecom and chemical sectors, in Europe. This included a residential assignment of 1 year in China. Dr. Mukund BHAGWAT, achieved the Master degree in Metallurgical Engineering in Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai, India, in 1976 and the Doctorate in Metallurgical Engineering at Katholiek University Leuven Belgium, in 1983.

Renée Bruel

Renée Bruel, European Climate Foundation

Renée is director of the Buildings programme at ECF since April 2019. Prior to that, she worked at ECF as Senior Associate on energy efficiency and EU public finance. Before joining ECF she was a civil servant in the Dutch government where she worked on climate and energy policies. Renée holds a M.A. in Human Geography from Utrecht University.

Paolo Falcioni

Paolo Falcioni, Director General, APPLiA

Paolo Falcioni has been APPLiA's Director General since January 2014. He has been one of the founders of the International Roundtable of Household Appliance Manufacturers Associations (IRHMA) which tackles world-wide issues like sustainability and innovation in a global manner. He served for three year as Chairman of the Coalition for Energy Savings (2014-2017). He is one of the Board members in Smart Energy Europe, smartEn fostering demand side management to help consumers to reap the benefits of the new Energy market. In 2016 he has been nominated member of the REFIT platform as a representative of the stakeholder group. The REFIT Platform brings together the Commission, national authorities and other stakeholders in regular meetings to improve existing EU legislation. Paolo graduated in electronic engineering from University of Ancona, in Italy. He started working in the telecommunication sector and, after that, he worked within the household appliance industry sector where he held positions with growing responsibilities.

Monica Frassoni

Monica Frassoni, EUASE

Monica Frassoni is an Italian politician and former MEP (1999-2009). During that time she was co-chair of the European Greens–European Free Alliance group in the European Parliament. Currently, she is co-President of the European Green Party. Previously, she served for 10 years as an officer of the Greens group in the European Parliament and was Secretary General of the Young European Federalists. In late 2010, Monica took up the role of President of the European Alliance to Save Energy, which promotes energy efficiency across Europe.

Adrian Hiel

Adrian Hiel, Energy Cities

Adrian joined Energy Cities in January 2019 to work on what he loves – cities and sustainability. Originally from Canada, Adrian has lived in Brussels for 15 years and loves nothing better than exploring the city, and others, on two wheels. Adrian is always looking for good stories. Whether they are educational, inspiring or just funny as Content Manager it is his role to write sharp, succinct stories based on the amazing things accomplished by the members of Energy Cities. If you have a story you would like to share be sure to get in touch. Conversely, if there are subjects that you’d like to hear more about make sure to let him know because with a network as strong and diverse as Energy Cities there’s bound to be a city facing a similar situation!

Barbara Mariani

Barbara Mariani, European Environmental Bureau

Barbara Mariani is Senior Policy Officer for Climate and leads the climate end energy team. Barbara has 20 years of experience in climate, energy and environmental policies and has acquired strong expertise of the challenges faced by industry as Senior Adviser and Advocacy Manager for the Confederation of Italian Industry (Confindustria) in Brussels and, subsequently, as Vice-President in the Energy & Climate practice at FleishmanHillard in Brussels. Barbara is an expert of the carbon market and the wide range of issues relevant to the transition towards a decarbonized economy, including competitiveness, technological, economic and financial aspects. She was involved in the various reforms of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and in the negotiations on the Clean Energy Package, the Circular Economy, the Clean Transport and the Sustainable Finance legislative packages. Before moving to Brussels, Barbara worked for the British Embassy in Rome as Climate, Energy and Environment Adviser where, amongst other, she led a national campaign to raise awareness on the economic impacts of climate change.

Dora Petroula

Dora Petroula, Energy Savings Policy Officer, CAN Europe

Dora joined CAN Europe in February 2013 as an Energy Policy Officer, focusing on energy efficiency and energy savings. Before that, she worked for WWF European Policy Office, where she followed the Energy Efficiency Directive negotiations. She has also worked as a policy researcher for WWF Greece and for the European Topic Centre on Air and Climate Change (ETC/ACC) in the Netherlands. She holds a masters in Energy Production and Management and a degree in Environmental Engineering.

Jan Rosenow

Jan Rosenow, Europe Programm Director at RAP and eceee board member

As the director of European programmes, Dr. Jan Rosenow leads RAP’s initiatives in Europe on power market design and Efficiency First. He is responsible for all aspects of leadership, management, and financial viability of RAP’s work in Europe.

Christoforos Spiliotopoulos

Christoforos Spiliotopoulos, ECOS

Christoforos Spiliotopoulos is Policy Director at the European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation (ECOS). He has been working on the development of testing standards that support the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives since 2013, and represents environmental NGOs in more than 20 standardisation groups and technical committees of CEN and CENELEC. Christoforos holds an M.Sc. in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Jan te Bos

Jan te Bos, Director General, eurima

Jan te Bos is the Director General of Eurima. Mr te Bos was previously the Advocacy Director and member of the Leadership Team of Plastics Europe, the European Federation of Polymer Producers. Before that he was Public Affairs and Communications Director of the European Aluminium Association. He began his career in Brussels as head of the European office of the Dutch Federation for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, MKB-Nederland while working for the European Federation for Craft and SMEs, UEAPME.

Andrea Voigt

Andrea Voigt, Director General, EPEE

Andrea Voigt was appointed in 2009 as Director General of the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE). Prior to joining EPEE, Voigt worked in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry for more than 20 years, holding functions in the fields of marketing, communication and public relations. A German national, she is fluent in English and French, holding degrees in public administration (M.P.A), applied linguistic science (M.A.) and marketing (Oxford College of Marketing).

Treasurer

Arnaud Divielguerbigny

Arnaud Duvielguerbigny, Secretary General, PU Europe

Arnaud Duvielguerbigny heads PU Europe since October 2016. He is an energy engineer by education, father of three, who relocated in Brussels in 2005. Since then he has been working in EU trade associations on various positions, from regulatory affairs, to policy strategy and more communication-oriented functions. Before moving to the rigid polyurethane insulation industry, Arnaud promoted the interest of the cogeneration sector, and earlier on defended the views of liquid gas suppliers.

 


Secretary General

Stefan Scheuer

Stefan Scheuer is the Secretary General of the Coalition, appointed by the Steering Committee.

email: stefan.scheuer[at]energycoalition.eu

Tel: +32.2.235.20.11

 

Secretariat staff

Almut Bonhage

Almut Bonhage is Senior Consultant and Business Developer at Stefan Scheuer SPRL. She is among others responsible for the weekly News update and project manager for the 2050 Energy Efficiency Vision.

email: almut.bonhage[at]energycoalition.eu

Tel: +32.2.235.20.13

Almut Bonhage

Ioana Bere is Consultant at Stefan Scheuer SPRL. She is working in particular on the implementation of the new Energy Efficiency Directive.

email: Ioana.Bere[at]energycoalition.eu

Tel: +32.2.235.20.12

The Secretariat manages the daily activities of the Coalition. It provides:

  • General management and representation;
  • Monitoring for the Members in a regular and relevant manner;
  • Facilitation of information exchange;
  • Drafting and preparation of position papers and communication; and
  • Facilitation of meetings with decision-makers and experts and public events of the Coalition.

How to contact us:

The Coalition for Energy Savings
Rue de Toulouse 49
B-1040 Brussels
Email: secretariat[at]energycoalition.eu
Tel: +32.2.235.20.13