Event


A Green Energy Union to meet our Climate Objectives

A Greens/EFA workshop


DRAFT PROGRAMME

PART 1 : Conference on Energy Union
All participants are welcome

09:30
Registration and coffee

10:00-10:15
Welcome and introduction
by Rebecca Harms, Co-President of the Greens/EFA

10:15-11:00
The big contradiction: how to build an energy union without clear priorities?

  • Sven Teske, Senior Advisor Climate & Energy Unit, Greenpeace International
  • Mechthild Woersdoerfer, Director for Energy Policy, DG ENER

11:00-11:45
Panel I: Energy transition driving forces: cities, citizens and progressive companies

  • The development of energy cooperatives
    by Dirk Vansintjan, REScoop (Renewable Energy Sources Cooperatives)
  • Cities as living labs of the energy transition
     by Claire Roumet, Executive Director, Energy Cities
  • The concept of energy productivity
    by Jean-Pierre Kempeneers, Head of European Affairs Office, Phillips

Moderated by MEP Claude Turmes

11:45-12:30
Panel II: The economics of the energy transition

  • Building a stable regulatory framework
    by José Lopez-Tafall Bascuñana, Acciona
  • How to develop off-shore wind farms at 103 €/MWh
    by Peter Meibom, Head of Department for Analysis, Danish Energy Association
  • A new market design for a fair remuneration of renewables
    by Pieter Joseph, Grids and Power Markets department, 3E

Moderated by MEP Bas Eickhout

12:30-14:00
Walking lunch, under the format of World Cafés offering networking opportunity with green representatives on the following subjects :

  • Regional cooperation: The new hype?
    • South-East Europe - Moderated by MEP Davor Škrlec (Croatia)
    • Baltic - Moderated by MEP Peter Eriksson (Sweden)
    • North see - Moderated by Eamon Ryan, Head of Green Party in Ireland

  • Leading the energy transition at local level
    • What is the energy vision for Belgium? - Moderated by Els Reynaert (Groen) and Julien Vandeburie (Ecolo)
    • Why is Germany out of nuclear but not out of coal? - Moderated by Bärbel Höhn, Member of the German Bundestag, Bündnis 90/die Grünen
    • The 3rd Industrial revolution in practice - Moderated by Jean-François Caron, Europe Écologie Les Verts (France)

PART 2 : Workshop to sharpen ideas and strategies to green the Energy Union
Participation open to Greens only

Tour-de-Table

14:00-15:30
Workshop I: Towards a Green energy union: how to spread the Green narrative?

  • Introduction
    by MEP Claude Turmes
  • General discussion
    Moderated by MEP Rebecca Harms

15:30-17:00
Workshop II: Towards a successful Paris conference (COP 21): presentation and discussion of the climate campaign

  • Introduction
    by Evelyne Huytebroeck, Member of the Parliament of Brussels' Region, Ecolo: A green leader in an international climate conference.
  • General discussion
    Moderated by MEP Yannick Jadot

17:00-17:15
Concluding remarks
by Monica Frassoni, European Green Party

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This event will be in English, no translation will be provided