LUNCH-TIME DEBATES ON SUSTAINABLE EUROPE

The PES Group in the Committee of the Regions and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) are organising a series of lunch debates with an invited audience in Brussels, bringing together political experience and outside expertise to challenge existing perceptions and open up to new ideas.

The PES Group + FEPS lunch-time debates  will discuss this and other topical issues with an invited audience in Brussels, bringing together political experience and outside expertise to challenge existing perceptions and open up to new ideas.

 
 

Second seminar
 

ABOUT THE EVENT 

The European Union, its member States, local and regional authorities, energy companies, and not least, European consumers, are facing an energy revolution: squaring the circle of reducing CO2 emissions, moving away from technologies whose intrinsic risks are currently being scrutinised, seeking to decrease dependency on finite fossil fuels, which often come from unstable or unreliable suppliers, while trying to keep energy prices affordable for all, are major challenges which require truly revolutionary ideas. Apart from the overall need to increase energy efficiency, there is an urgent need to 'go local', that is, decentralise energy production, distribution and consumption. But how will this work, who will be in charge and what does this mean for existing players in the energy sector?
 

PROGRAMME
 
Venue:
Committee of the Regions
Rue Belliard 101, 1040 Brussels
 
Interpretation:
English, French and German.
12:15 Registration (ground floor)
   
12:30 Walking lunch buffet (7th floor)
   
13:00-14.30

Debates (room 70, 7th floor)

Speakers:

  • Neil SWANNICK (PES/UK)
    member of Manchester City Council and of the CoR ENVE Commission
     
  • Gerd HARMS
    independent consultant with Enertrag, supplier of sustainable energy

Moderator:

  • Mark ROGERSON, Director, Consilia Ltd
 

 
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