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EU Energy Supplies: Integrating Climate Change Policies and Renewable Energy Standards with the Goal of a Secure Energy Future

A Workshop Sponsored by the International Council for Capital Formation
Tuesday, 18 October, 2005 - The European Parliament - Room ASP 3E2

Mrs. Nina Commeau-Yannoussis, Head of Unit "Security of Supply" - DG Energy, was a discussant on the panel on Outlook for Energy Supplies and Prices in the EU at the ICCF workshop.

Speaking on the ICCF workshop panel on Renewable Energy - How Much Can We Expect It to Increase Supplies over the Next Two Decades were (left to right): Dr. Malcolm Kennedy, Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering and Chairman of the National Energy Action; Mrs. Gitte Agersbaek, Head of Department on System Performance at Eltra and Chairwoman of ETSO Task Force on "Renewable Energy Sources;" Mr. Alejo Vidal Quadras-Roca, MEP, Vice President of the European Parliament, and panel moderator; and Mr. Pedro Barriuso, General Director of Iberdrola Renewable Energies.

ICCF workshop participants focus on
energy policy issues facing the EU.

Energy policy experts listen to timely presentations on the outlook for EU energy supplies at ICCF forum on 18 October.

Photos by Photo European Parliament

8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:30 Opening

Introduction and Welcome:

    Mr. Alejo Vidal Quadras-Roca, MEP -Vice President of the European Parliament

9:30 - 10:45 Panel I - Outlook for Energy Supplies and Prices in the EU

Moderator: Mrs. Pilar del Castillo Vera, MEP

A discussion on major sources of supply for electricity production, industry and transport


10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 Panel II - Climate Change Policies: Economic and Environmental Impacts

Moderator: Mrs. Anne Laperrouze, MEP

A discussion of climate change policy effects on energy supplies including the impacts of meeting the Kyoto Protocol and tighter future targets; the role of emission trading in slow and fast growing economies: alternatives to the cap and trade approach system for reducing GHGs including encouraging economic freedom and economic growth, emissions intensity reductions and energy efficiency goals and adaptation.


12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:15 Panel III - Renewable Energy - How Much Can We Expec it It to Increase Supplies over the Next Two Decades?

Moderator: Mr. Alejo Vidal Quadras-Roca, MEP

A discussion of current and promising technologies such as hydrogen, wind, solar and biomass including their costs compared to conventional fuels.


15:15 - 16:15 Panel IV - Strategies for Securing EU Energy Supplies While Promoting Environmental Policy Goals

Moderator: Mrs. Edit Herczog, MEP

This session will include discussions on how to diversify and increase energy supplies including accelerating the development of carbon sequestration technologies, promoting diversity of natural gas supplies by locating new liquefied natural gas facilities to import gas from the Gulf and elsewhere, and increasing the availability of nuclear power.


16:15 - 16:30 Closing

Concluding Remarks:

  • Mr. Giles Chichester, MEP, Chairman of the EP Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
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