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Sustainable Energy – European Energy Transition through Research?


09 Dec 2012 23:00


The CentreAvenue Marnix 221000

Event Type

L - Conference, forum

Organiser type

Federations / Associations



Event Location


Event Description

Roundtable from 13:00 - 17:00

13:00 Registration / Sandwich Lunch

13:30 Welcome by Edelman|The Centre, FONA, Ecologic Institute 13:45

EU Energy Transition – Science Facts or Science Fiction?

What is the real substance of a European Energy innovation?

Who are the R&D actors on the field of energy transition?

What do they promise?

How can they become agents of societal and technological progress?

What policies will have to be implemented until 2020?

Speakers: Greg Arrowsmith – EUREC Agency Oliver Geden – Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik Pietro Menna – New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal, DG Energy, European Commission Susan Schorr – Freie Universität Berlin Pieter de Pous– European Environmental Bureau

15:30 Energy Challenge in Horizon 2020: Research Pathways and Societal Impacts The planning of Horizon 2020 is in its decisive stages. What are the necessary energy deliverables for Europe? More important: Is the proposed concept sustainable and transparent for societal stakeholders? Do we need adjustments in structure and instrumentation? Speakers: Rudolf Hielscher – Brussels Office ACATECH Holger Ihssen – EERA R. Andreas Kraemer – Director Ecologic Institute Regina Schroeter – ZIRN (Interdisciplinary research unit on risk governance and sustainable technology development) Mark Van Stiphout – Cabinet of Energy Commissioner Oettinger

To register, please send an e-mail with ‘Transition’ in the subject field and stating clearly your name and organisation to