2012 sees energy move to the forefront of the EU’s agenda, with a number of different initiatives coming to a conclusion. These include the Energy Efficiency Directive, which has as its rapporteur Green MEP Claude Turmes, but also initiatives relating to the internal market, carbon capture & storage and nuclear safety.
The publication of the European Commission’s Energy Roadmap at the end of 2011, which GEF followed extensively, formed the backdrop to the debate on EU energy policy. That roadmap showed that 100% renewables is a possibility by 2050, but how can Greens ensure that this can become reality? This discussion will consider how the overcome the objections from a number of Member States, and use energy policy to promote a positive vision of EU cooperation.
Speakers will include Claude Turmes MEP (Greens/EFA), rapporteur on the Energy Efficiency Directive which is currently being negotiated; Grzegorz Wisniewski, Director of the Polish Institute for Renewable Energy and Anne Grete Holmsgaard, Director of Danish NGO Biorefining Alliance and former Danish MP.
Date and time: May 11th, 2pm
Location: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen