Conférence
 
Brussels, 25 February 2016 – Energy Union, 1 year on – Putting the consumer at the centre, driving innovation
25/02/2016
 
The Jacques Delors Institute organises the conference "Energy Union, one year on: putting the consumer at the centre, driving innovation", on February 25, 2016 in Brussels.

Building namely on a policy proposal made by the Jacques Delors Institute, the European Commission tabled its ‘Energy Union Strategy’ on February 25th 2015. One year on, the time has come to take stock of the progresses and look at the future for the Energy Union”.

Sofitel Brussels Europe
Place Jourdan 1, 1040 Brussels
25 February 2016

8h00-8h45: Welcoming coffee

8h45-09h00: Opening address by Jerzy BUZEK, Chairman of the committee on industry, research and energy, European Parliament

09h00 – 09h30:  Keynote speech by Maroš ŠEFCOVIC, Vice-President of the European Commission

09h30 – 10h45: 1st Panel, Putting the consumer at the centre of the stage : a paradigm shift from energy supply to demand
Adrian HARRIS, Director General, Orgalime
Peter HESSELDAHL, Manager of the We-economy project – Peter Hesseldahl’s presentation
Antonio MEXIA, CEO of EDP
Frauke THIES, Executive Director, Smart Energy Demand Coalition

Moderator: Dr. Leonardo MEEUS, Professor at the Florence School of Regulation of the European University Institute

10h45-11h10: coffee break

11h10 – 11h30:  Keynote speech by Bertrand PICCARD, Chairman and pilot of Solar Impulse

11h30 – 12h45: 2nd Panel, Innovation: fostering a profitable and social energy transition
Sami ANDOURA, Team leader for Sustainable Development, European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission
Diego PAVIA, CEO of KIC InnoEnergy – Diego Pavia presentation
Martin PORTER, Executive Director, Industrial Innovation for Competitiveness (i24c) – Martin Porter presentation

Moderator: Tomas WYNS, Senior Researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

12h45-13h00: Concluding Remarks
Pascal LAMY, President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute

Registration is mandatory, participation is free

Building namely on a policy proposal made by the Jacques Delors Institute, the European Commission tabled its ‘Energy Union Strategy’ on February 25th 2015.

Taking stock of the outcome of COP21 and recent evolutions of the European energy policy, this conference aims at focusing on two critical elements for the future of the Energy Union. First, the Energy Union’s paradigm shift: a shift from supply to demand, putting the consumer at the centre of the stage. Second, the role innovation has to foster a profitable and social energy transition.

An ambitious Energy Union might well re-launch the European integration process, like the Single Market did in the 1980s. Perhaps more importantly, the Energy Union can enable Member States to achieve their own energy transition in a more cost-effective way, in order to provide European citizens and businesses with sustainable, secure and competitive energy.