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Subsidies to the power sector: Europe’s best kept secret?


29 Apr 2014 14:00 to 16:00


EWEA's Office
80, rue d'Arlon
1040  Brussels



Event Location


Event Description

We all know power technologies receive public money. But which technologies get how much, and why, has always been difficult to find out. Just how much do we know? What is the real impact of our choice of energy source on the taxpayer’s wallet? What can governments do to reduce such spending, or are we stuck?

In the context of the Europe’s Commission’s upcoming study, due in June 2014, EWEA is hosting a public debate on subsidies to the power sector with speakers from the OECD, the European Commission and the fossil fuel sector. The panel discussion will be followed by questions from the audience. The debate is free of charge and is also open to members of the press.

Venue: EWEA's office, 80 rue d’Arlon, 1040 Brussels
Date: Tuesday 29 April 2014 
Time: 16:00-18:00 followed by a drinks reception


  • Kathryn Sheridan, CEO, Sustainability Consult, Brussels
  • Tom Howes, Deputy Head of Unit A4 – Economic analysis and financial instruments, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission
  • Ronald Steenblik, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD
  • Beate Raabe, Secretary General, Eurogas
  • Thomas Becker, Chief Executive Officer, European Wind Energy Association - EWEA
There is no charge to attend but pre-registration is required so that we can cater for the right amount of people and avoid wastage.
For further details please contact:
Tim Robinson
Conference Programme Team Leader, EWEA
tel +32 2 213 1844



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