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Proceedings of the "Sustainable Energy for Europe" INFORSE-Europe Seminar
November 28-29, 2002, Brussels

 

Program & Proceedings:

November 28, 2002:

13.00-14.00:
- Vision 2050 - Phase Out of Fossil and Nuclear Energy in a European Perspective
Presentation by Gunnar Boye Olesen, Emil Bedi & Ann Vikkelsoe, INFORSE-Europe:
Vision2050 (785 kB power point)

14.00-17.00:
Dialogue Session on Update on EU Climate Policy one year after the European Climate Change Program (ECCP). Conclusions and 6 years before the Kyoto Commitment Period.
What are the results of ECCP? Will the measures be enough to fulfill the Kyoto Commitment?

(Support for sustainable energy - the new EU Intelligent Energy Program, housing directive, cogen directive, renewable heating directive, emissions trading etc.), energy services, domestic sector consumer)

Presentations:
- Rob Bradley, Climate Action Network: EU leadership ... (327 kB power point)
- Marianne Wenning, EU Commision, General Directorate for Environment, EU efforts...(131 kB power point)
- Randall Bowie, EU Commission, General Directorate for Energy (DG TREN) (presentation coming)
- André Vieira Pinheiro, European Renewable Energy Federation:
Sustainable Energy for Europe (632 kB power point)

- Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE-Europe (based on EU Energy Policy Page of this website)


Roundtable discussion.

17.00-18.30
EU Policies for Sustainable Energy & Accession Countries. The prospects & challenges for using approximation of national legislation to EU legislation as a driving force for sustainable development in energy.
Presentations:
- Randall Bowie, EU Commission, DG TREN: Example (presentation coming)
- Simon Minett, Cogen Europe
(presentation coming)
- Emil Bedi, INFORSE-Europe /FAE Slovakia EU Enlargement & Energy (39 kB word file)

November 29, 2002:

9.30-11.00
Integration of Environmental Policy in Energy.
Presentation: Integration of Environmental Policy in Energy in Europe, By Gunnar B Olesen,
INFORSE / European Eco-Forum Energy & Climate Group (39 kB power point presentation)

Discussion

11.00 -12.00
The nuclear dimension of European energy policy (EURATOM, EU nuclear policy, R&D)
Presentation by
Antony Frogett (http://www.eu-energy.com)

Discussion

12.00-13.00
Follow up of WSSD: EU Energy Partnership with Developing Countries, Coalition of the Willing for Renewable Energy (targets).
Presentations (no proceedings):
- Jorgen Henningsen, EU Commission
- EU Parliamentarian Anders Wijkman

Discussion

14.30 INFORSE-Europe positions and recommendations
Input for the recommendations based on the last 2 days sessions.
(See recommandations at INFORSE-Europe's EU Energy Policy Page of this web site)

15.00-17.00
Phase Out of Environmental Harmful Energy Subsidies

Presentations:
- Building a Grand Deal to phase out harmful energy subsidies. By Andre de Moor
(268 kB power point)
- Follow-up of WSSD and work of UN-ECE Task Force on Reforming Energy Prices. By Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE
(24 kB word file)

Discussion

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The Venue of the Seminar was Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Faculty of Applied Science, Campus du Solbosch, Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt 50, B-1050 Bruxelles
http://www.ulb.ac.be/docs/campus/solplan.html

The activities of INFORSE-Europe - including this seminar - are supported by the European Commission

Some combined this seminar with the EUGENE conference on 27th November organised by WWF a.o.,
See at http://www.greenelectricitynetwork.org/conference.html