GS4 Speakers

Marie Donnelly

Marie Donnelly, Gender Summit 3 - EU speaker

Directorate General Energy, European Commission.

Marie Donnelly is currently working with the European Commission, in the Directorate General for Energy as  Director, New and renewable sources of energy, energy efficiency and innovation,  responsible for: The development of the policy and actions on energy efficiency supporting the achievement of the target of 20% energy savings by 2020, including the implementation of  legislative requirements for buildings, ecodesign and labelling, as well as concrete actions supporting energy saving;  The development of policies and actions leading to the achievement of  the EU 20% target for renewable energy (20% share of energy from renewable sources by 2020 and a 10% share of renewable energy specifically in the transport sector);  Coordination of the research actions in the field of energy including the development of technologies and innovative solutions for low carbon technologies leading to their widespread market take-up (European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan)); and, Actions aiming at supporting the achievement of the 20-20-20 targets - 20 % greenhouse gases, 20 % better energy efficiency, and a 20 % share of renewables - through the Program “Intelligent Energy - Europe”, in co-operation with “the executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation.

Ms Donnelly spoke on Ensuring Smart and Sustainable Access to Energy for Women and Men in her Keynote on Day 1 at the Gender Summit 4 EU 2014.