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European Energy Policy Seminar.
An INFORSE - EUFORES - EREF event
June 15, 2005, Brussels.

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INFORSE logoEUFORES logoEREF logo

June 15, 2005, Brussels
European Energy Policy Seminar
An INFORSE-EREF-EUFORES-event

A seminar on new and upcoming EU policies for sustainable energy and climate protection
(Proceedings)

9.00 Welcome by INFORSE, EUFORES, EREF

9.15-10.30 New EU climate targets after 2012:

  • Possible greenhouse gas reductions in EU after 2012. By Lars Friberg, Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-Europe).
    Handout (pdf 514kB) &Slides (pdf 1.8MB)
  • European Commission's analysis of cost and benefits of CO2 reduction strategies. By Peter Russ, researcher at the Energy & Climate Change Group of the EC's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTC).
    Handout (pdf 419kB), & Slides (pdf 600 kB)
  • National targets, opinion of a progressive country. By Dr. Martin Schöpe, German Federal Ministry of Environment.

Discussion

10.30 - 11.30 Implementation of energy efficiency targets and opportunities

  • Energy efficiency targets as proposed by the Commission and the necessary measures to realise them. By Randall Bowie, European Commission office on regulatory policies for promotion of new energy sources and demand management.
    Handout (pdf 194kB),& Slides (pdf 196kB)
  • How to realise progressive energy efficiency targets, improving existing introducing new policy measures. By Jenny Holland, EuroACE.
    Handout (pdf 179kB ), & Slides (pdf 241kB)
    Discussion.

11.30 Coffee Break

11.45 - 12.30 New Central European countries, structural funds for sustainable energy, present and future

Discussion

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.00 Renewable Heating Directive and EU Initiatives for Renewable Heat

  • Progress on development of the "RES-H" directive and other EU promotion of renewable heat. By Raffaele Piria, European Solar Thermal Industrialists Federation (ESTIF).
    Handout (pdf 307kB ), & Slides (pdf 1.17MB)

Discussion

14.00 - 14.45 Fossil and nuclear subsidies (the ever-hot topic)

  • Nuclear and Coal Subsidies, hot cases and new findings. By Dörte Fouquet, EREF
    Handout (pdf 163kB ), & Slides (pdf 505kB)
  • Possiblilities for new initiatives to decrease harmful energy phase-out subsidies.
    Discussion

14.45 Coffee

15.15-16.15 Renewable electricity in the internal energy market, conflicts?

  • Feed-in tariffs and other support mechanism in the coming internal energy market from 2007. By Marc Timmer, EUFORES.
    Slides (ppt 241kB)
  • EU harmonization of RE support and tariff schemes based on the most successful principles? By Stefan Gsaenger, World Wind Energy Association.
    Slides (pdf 581kB)

Discussion

16.15-17.00
EU's 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development - a support for sustainable energy?

Discussion

OPEN SESSION:
17.15 - 18.00 Sustainable Energy Vision 2050

  • Presentation of INFORSE's vision for change to energy efficient use and energy supply from renewable energies until 2050. Examples will specify the changes decade by decade for EU-15, EU-25, and for individual countries. By Gunnar Boye Olesen and others.
    Handout (pdf 314kB ), & Slides (pdf 970kB)

Discussion

Organisers:
INFORSE: International Network for Sustainable Energy-Europe, www.inforse.org/europe
EREF: European Renewable Energies Federation, www.eref-europe.org
EUFORES: European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources, www.eufores.org

Abbreviations used in the Program:
ESTIF: European Solar Thermal Industries Federation www.estif.org
EUREC: European Renewable Energy Centres, www.eurec.be
EuroACE: European Alliance for Companies for Energy Efficiency, www.euroace.org
MEP: Member of European Parliament

Venue: Rue Joseph II 166, 1000 Brussels (just beside the Berlaymont Building), Metro: Schuman, exit Charlemagne)

Costs: 100 EUR including lunch and refreshments. Participation is free for INFORSE-Europe members. Students: 15 EUR. Free for INFORSE-Europe members.

Registration was necessary.

Contact, Info, and Registration:
Dowload Program and Registration Form (16 kB pdf file)
INFORSE-Europe, att. Gunnar Boye Olesen,
email: ove@inforse.org,
Ph: +45-86227000, Fax: +45 86227096
http://www.inforse.org/europe/seminar.htm

INFORSE-Europe activities supported by the DG-Environment Civil Society Support in 2005.