CEER Conference 2012
25 January 2012, Brussels
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Mr A. Pototschnig (ACER)
Mr A. Pototschnig (ACER) and Lord Mogg (CEER)
Mr P. Lowe (DG ENER), Mr D. Dobbeni (ENTSO-E) and Mr S. Kamphues (ENTSOG)
Lord Mogg (CEER) and Mr G. Oettinger (EU Commissioner for Energy)
Mr W. Boltz (CEER), Mr J-A. Vinois (DG ENER) and Mr D. Dobbeni (ENTSO-E)
Mr G. Oettinger (EU Commissioner for Energy), Mr P. Plug (CEER) and Mr L. Gallo (EDSO)
Mr Turmes (MEP) and Mr M. Woszczyk (CEER)
Public raising questions
Twittering live during the event
Mr C. Turmes (MEP), Mr M. Woszczyk (CEER) and Mr H. ten Berge (Eurelectric)
With a focus on Energy Efficiency and Energy Infrastructure, the CEER 2012 Conference, on 25th January 2012, brought together 23 top-level speakers and more than 260 delegates in the impressive 300-year old Palais des Academies in Brussels.
Lively interactive discussions (in some cases hotly debated) contributed greatly to the huge success of the event.
Some highlights of the event:
- EU Energy Commissioner Oettinger headlined the event, setting out the ambitions of the Energy Infrastructure proposals
- MEP Correia de Campos (Rapporteur of the Energy Infrastructure Regulation) outlined how to tie up the loose ends of the Energy Infrastructure proposals.
- Rapporteur of the Energy Efficiency Directive, Claude Turmes (MEP) sported his cycling helmet as he passionately defended his proposed measures to improve the draft Energy Efficiency Directive.
- CEER President, Lord Mogg, committed to build a strategic 2020 customer vision of Europe's energy markets in dialogue with stakeholders.
The two themese were Energy Infrastrucutre and Energy Efficiency. Topics discussed included:
- Aligning the Infrastructure proposals with the 3rd Package;
- How to build a bottom-up and top-down TYNDP for the infrastructure needs of an internal energy market?
- Attracting investments - with new or traditional financing mechanisms;
- How can we reconcile energy and climate objectives with competitive market goals?
- What impact do non-harmonised renewable support schemes have on markets?
- What can we do to encourage changes in customer behavior?
Distinguished speakers included, among others: