COGEN Europe is pleased to announce its upcoming Annual Conference & Dinner 2012.
The European Dimension of financing the German Energy Turnaround
As a result of the Fukushima nuclear disaster Germany decided to phase out nuclear power by 2022. 8 out of 17 nuclear power stations have already been shut down permanently. Renewable energies will be expanded massively and will bear the brunt of future power generation. What are the consequences of the German “Energiewende”: – for prices of electricity and security of energy supply? – for Germany and its neighbouring countries for example France? – for business and industry? – for the energy suppliers and grids? – for international climate targets? – for the European energy strategy? What can and should science contribute to find solutions to these questions? How can independent science-based policy advice in the field of energy be organized?
Prof Dr Christoph M Schmidt, member of the German Council of Economic Experts, will present the acatech position paper “Towards a financially viable transition to sustainable energy – Efficient regulation for tomorrow’s energy system”. acatech’s key recommendations in the position paper are to embed the challenges of the German “Energiewende” in a European context: – to strengthen the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) as the leading system for promoting a low-carbon energy supply in Europe, – to improve and harmonize the energy policy framework at EU level, – to interlink national measures with the European Energy Roadmap 2050 and – to harmonize them with global climate protection goals.
The podium discussion with high-level representatives from science, business and politics will be open to questions and suggestions from the audience. Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy, will address in his keynote the EU perspective on the German ”Energiewende”.
We cordially invite you to join us and follow an exciting and promising event.
Prof Dr Reinhard F Hüttl President acatech Vice Chairman Euro-CASE Program Speakers Welcome address by the president of the KVAB Prof em Dr Ludo Gelders, KU Leuven Presentation of acatech position paper Prof Dr Christoph M Schmidt, RWI and member of the German Council of Economic Experts, member of acatech Podium Dr Christian Ehler, MEP, Member of the ITRE committee Dr-Ing Leonhard Birnbaum, Member of the Executive Board of RWE AG Prof Dr Ottmar Edenhofer, IPCC, Co-author acatech position Dr Harald Schwager, Member of the Board of Directors BASF SE Bernard Tardieu, Chairman of the Energy and climate change committee of the National French Academy of Technology - NATF Moderation: Hajo Friedrich, Journalist Keynote address by Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy Closing remarks by Prof Dr Reinhard F Hüttl, acatech President – National Academy of Science and Engineering Reception
Please register via Email email@example.com, subject: “Energy Turnaround”
co-organized by EPIA and ESTIF
On behalf of MEP Boguslaw Sonik, the rapporteur on "Environmental impacts of shale gas extraction" we have the pleasure to invite you to a presentation by The International Energy Agency of the report on the "Golden Rules for a Golden Age of Gas".
Learn more about the role of polyurethane insulation in reducing the energy consumption of houses by 85% and how the passive house movement fits into the ongoing policy initiatives to create a more sustainable Europe.
Public Participative Event
Energy Solutions in Rural and Mountain Areas
19 June 2012 - 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm
6 Rond Point Schuman
The debate around shale gas development in Europe remains in its infancy, however it is seen by many as a “game-changer” in terms of energy security, tackling climate change and in facilitating the development of renewables (as a best placed partner).
Renovating the existing EU building stock is a real economic opportunity for Europe. It is a revenue-generating
activity which contributes to urban renewal, strengthens social cohesion, boosts economic growth by creating
We are pleased to invite you at the conference:
The global renewable energy industry: companies’ strategies and market trends
16 October 2012, Brussels
European Commission headquarters
Berlaymont building – Schuman room
Energy Transparency Award (ETA) 2012, a competition organized by the Florence School of Regulation (EUI) aiming at highlighting the importance of transparency in European Energy Markets.
Securing Europe‘s Raw Material Supply in the Context of Resource Efficiency and EU Industry Policy
There is no energy- and resource efficiency, no climate protection, no future technologies for our modern
world without the use of non-ferrous metals.
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