EUFORES Parliamentary Dinner
"Renewables go big - Challenges ahead for the European Union!"
2nd September 2009, 19:00, European Parliament, Brussels
Having a new elected European Parliament, it is of utmost importance to inform the new Parliamentarians of the huge potentials of renewable energy sources in creating jobs, reducing the energy import dependency and energy price volatility as well as at the same time helping to combat climate change.
The aim of the dinner was to bring re-elected MEPs in favour of renewable energy together with new elected potential supporters and by that enlarge the EUFORES MEP group while at the same time allow the exchange and networking with renewable energy stakeholders.
More than 80 high-level representatives from the European and Belgian Parliament, the European Commission, as well as industry, NGO and media representatives participanted in the seated dinner following the pesentations and related discussion.
You can download the presentationes below.
The Event was upon invitation only.
Programme (to download the presentations, please click the speech title):
18:30 Security check-in (for participants without badge) at European Parliament, entrance Rue Wiertz
19:00-22:00 Dinner and Programme
- Welcome by Claude Turmes, MEP, Vice-President EUFORES and Rapporteur of the 2009 Renewable Energy Directive
- "Renewable energy policy in Europe and the Member States: Challenges ahead", Christopher Jones, Director DG TREN, European Commission (Presentation file will not be available here, but soon a replacing article)
- "Creating jobs and saving the climate: the European renewable energy industry success story", Arthouros Zervos, President, European Renewable Energy Council (EREC)
- "Big wind - off-shore and on-shore", Christian Kjaer, CEO, European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
- "DESERTEC - Power from the Deserts for a more Sustainable Electricity Supply of Europe", Hans Müller-Steinhagen, Director, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
- "Energy from the sun - milestones for the markets of photovoltaics", Adel El Gammal, Secretary General, European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA)
- Closing remarks by Fiona Hall, MEP, Vice-President EUFORES