Events & Activities on energy - page 1

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  • Public Hearing - European Economic and Social Committee - Room VMA3, Rue van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    Energy is a key priority of the current European Commission with its flagship policy initiative of the European Energy Union (EUEU). One key element of the flagship initiative concerns the expansion of renewables and a fundamental redesign of the energy markets in order to promote renewables, decentralized production and an active role for consumers. In its vision for the Energy Union, the Commission aims at putting "citizens at [the EUEU's] core". Changes in energy consumption and production patterns are in fact already occurring on the ground. New players are entering markets hitherto dominated by large manufacturers and distributors of energy. With the arrival of small-scale decentralized energy installations located in domestic backyards, the term "prosumers" emerged, i.e. entities/households that are producers and consumers of energy in one.


  • Seminar - Brussels, Belgium

    In view of the ongoing TTIP negotiations, the EESC is organising a seminar, whose main purpose will be to be to assess the need for an energy chapter in the TTIP, in particular after the lifting of the US restrictions on crude oil exports and the impact that such a chapter might have on trade of energy goods and services, and on environmental and energy policies both in the EU and the US.

    Main topics:

    • the impact of TTIP on the EU energy market and security of energy supplies;
    • the possibility to foster a more transparent, predictable, open and non-discriminatory framework for traders and investors in energy and raw materials, by improving transparency and competition in the energy sector;
    • an energy chapter in TTIP as a model to shape energy relations with other countries;
    • the impact on trade in environmental goods, renewable energy and energy efficiency, aiming at contributing to the achievement of SDGs and climate change targets.

  • Public Hearing - Brussels, Belgium

    On 30th March, the EESC's External Relations Section (REX) will hold a public hearing on the external dimension of EU's energy policy at its headquarters (Jacques Delors building) in Brussels.

    The experts and representatives of civil society and EU institutions will discuss the key topics concerning the EU energy policy, including the diversification of energy sources and the completion of the single energy market.

     


  • Conference - 9.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. - Sofia Hotel Balkan, Sofia, Bulgaria

    The Energy Union has been identified as one of the ten key priorities of the current European Commission. This ambitious policy programme – with the aim of creating a European energy system that delivers secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy to Europe's citizens – has been launched in February 2015 and has already resulted in various policy initiatives.


  • Public Hearing - EESC, room VMA3 - Rue Van Maerlant2., Brussels, Belgium

    The European Energy Union (EEU) is one of the key priorities of the European Commission. Launched in early 2015, the EEU programme has already resulted in various initiatives. Specifically, the public hearing will – from a stakeholder and expert perspective – be examining whether the governance process underlying the Energy Union programme is inclusive enough and how a wider set of participants may improve governance quality.


  • Public Hearing - EESC, Room VM3 - Rue van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    In February 2015, the European Commission released its communication about the European Energy Union in which it outlines its plans to fundamentally transform Europe's energy system into a system that delivers secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy to European consumers. This public hearing focuses on a key aspect of this transformation, a new design for the energy market, as presented in a recent communication by the Commission. Are the suggested regulatory, technological, and financial measures fit to achieve this transformation, including the integration of decentralized generation and renewables into the energy system? Are they sufficient to empower and put the consumer "at the core" of the EEU? These and other questions will be explored by experts of the EU institutions, consumer and business organisations.


  • Conference - Malinska (Island of Krk), Croatia

    Islands have special characteristics and therefore face particular problems. However, their very specific situation can also offer opportunities if, with the necessary effort from all parties concerned, policies are developed and implemented which create sustainable growth and, at the same time, job opportunities for the young generation, competiveness and innovation, whilst respecting the environment and cultural heritage. This conference is foreseen in the Smart Islands project, and is aimed at showcasing and discussing best practices to help islands develop in a sustainable and "smart" manner.


  • EESC - Room TRE7701 - Rue de Trèves 74, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    On 19 July 2011 the European Commission adopted the Directive 2011/70/EURATOM, establishing a Community framework for the responsible and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste.

    The Energy – Transparency Centre of Knowledge – a joint initiative established by the Commission's Joint Research centre (JRC) and DG ENER for promoting public participation in energy policy implementation, selected radioactive waste management as the area of interest for its pilot project. A vast survey was carried out, in order to collect data on initiatives and practices with regard to public participation in RWM across the EU.

    This event organised with active involvement  from the JRC will aim at reviewing and providing critical assessment of the information gathered within that exercise.

    The workshop will intend to bring together about 50 representatives of national/subnational authorities and agencies, Civil society (municipalities, NGOs) and nuclear industry as well as other key stakeholders.


  • Public Hearing - EESC, JDE51 - Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    EU energy policy has been successful in many ways, in particular in reducing greenhouse gases emission, boosting the use of renewable energy and increasing consumer choice. Still most energy issues are dominated by national interests. Recent international political and energy developments have brought new challenges to the forefront.  Concerns over security of energy supply have become acute in some Member States. Consumers, especially the vulnerable, suffer from increased energy costs in the face of the economic downturn and industry struggles for competitiveness against lower energy prices in competing regions. In spite of great successes in the field of renewable energy, Europe is at risk of losing its frontrunner position.


  • Public Hearing - Centre of Mediterranean Architecture, Defkalionos Street, Venetian Port of Chania, Crete, Greece

    Islands within the European Union face specific realities, which are often completely different to mainland Europe. Having specific barriers in terms of grid connectivity, transportation and internet connectivity, islands face realities that need to be evaluated distinctively. This public hearing will delve into the concept of Smart Islands with a focus on the Digital Agenda for Europe Flagship Initiative objectives, as well as on energy, urban mobility and transportation goals.

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