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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)
  • Discussion
  • Closing remarks by Fiona Hall, MEP, Vice-President EUFORES





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