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Europe as the global leader in renewable energy

  • 24. mai 2017Kl. 08:30–10:30
  • Norway House, Brussel
  • Free
  • Påmeldingsfrist Deadline for registration is the 19th of May

Europe as the global leader in renewable energy – a new approach to national contributions?

Oliver Kock, DG Energy. Foto: Juha Roininen

Energy Norway, Finnish Energy, the French Union of Electricity and Swedenergy have the pleasure to invite you to a breakfast seminar in Norway House, Brussels.

The proposed regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union aims to ensure the EU delivers on its 27 % EU-wide renewable energy target.

It foresees the control by the European Commission of a linear development of national renewables shares, and introduces possible sanctions if Member States fail to respect these linear trajectories.

However, the profound transformation of the EU electricity system requires more than deployment of renewable capacity. Does the governance proposal make Member States focus on key challenges in a European Energy System with high share of mature, but volatile wind and solar energy? Electrification of transport could deliver higher share of renewables, while contributing significantly to the reduction of CO2-emissions and development of energy efficiency.
Simultaneously, further efforts in storage and interconnectors will be key enablers for renewable energies to strive in the European market.

What is the right approach to make Europe the global leader in Renewable Energy? What role should the Governance of the Energy Union play in achieving such objective?

Draft programme

Keynote addresses: 

  • Welcome by The Mission of Norway to the European Union

  • The climate reduction potential of electrification of transport and buildings – presentation of report.
    Damien Siess, Corporate Strategy Director, French Union of Electricity

  • Use the Power! Renewable electricity needs to be used, not just produced.
    Knut Kroepelien, Senior Legal Adviser, Energy Norway
  • Plank or Upward Facing Dog? The renewable case for storage and interconnectors. 
    Per Swenzén, Vattenfall`s Representative in NorthConnect
  • Debate moderated by Katja Liimatta with:
    Radostina Primova, Director Energy Programme, Heinrich Böll-stiftung 
    Knut Kroepelien, Senior Legal Adviser, Energy Norway
    Damien Siess, Corporate Strategy Director, UFE
    Siim Meeliste, Energy Attaché, Estonian Permanent representation 
    Uwe Schroeder-Selbach (TBC), Energy Attaché, Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU 



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