Brussels, 25 February 2016 – Energy Union, 1 year on – Putting the consumer at the centre, driving innovation
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.