Information published on 15 September 2009 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 152.

Next week sees the big switch-on of the Energy Efficiency Days 2009 in Tours

  • Environment
  • Sustainable development

UIC, SNCF, the Railenergy and Trainer consortia are about to host the major Railway Energy Efficiency event in Europe in 2009. The organisers are expecting more than 270 participants from all over the world to attend the Energy Efficiency Days 2009 in Tours (France). The conference, under the high patronage of the French Ministry for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Maritime affairs, will address all important topics related to energy efficiency in the railway world like energy saving technologies and programmes, energy metering & billing, eco-driving and CO2 reduction and climate change among others. Among the 50 speakers presenting the various technical topics, Pierre-Franck Chevet from the French Ministry for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Maritime affairs and Khalida Bouzar from UNEP will address the strategic orientation in the fields of energy, ecology and sustainable development.

The three days conference, comprising the Railenergy intermediate conference, the 4th UIC Energy Efficiency Conference and the TRAINER final conference, will open its gates in Tours on September 23rd, 2009 until Friday providing the most important energy efficiency forum in Europe for 2009.

Further information can be found on the EED 2009 website www.energy-efficiency-days.org.