A Green Energy Union to meet our Climate Objectives

A Greens/EFA workshop


PART 1 : Conference on Energy Union
All participants are welcome

Registration and coffee

Welcome and introduction
by Rebecca Harms, Co-President of the Greens/EFA

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

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

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

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


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

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

Concluding remarks
by Monica Frassoni, European Green Party


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