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PROGRAMME

 

9.30 a.m.

Registration (Coffee)

 

Chair: Mr Rudolf Kropil

10 – 10.15 a.m.

 

Welcome and introductory remarks

  • Mr Luca Jahier, President of the Various Interests Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

10.15 – 10.35 a.m.

 

Keynote speech

  • Mr Maroš Šefčovič, Commission Vice-President for Energy Union

"The Energy Union - on track to deliver"

10.35 – 10.55 a.m.

 

Keynote speech

  • doc. Ing. PhD. Vojtech Ferencz, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic

"Energy Union and its benefits for EU citizens"

10.55  – 11.30 a.m.

  • Q & As

 

Doorstep press point

11.30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

 

11.45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Promoting energy security and regional cooperation

Chair: Mr Juraj Sipko

 

  • Sir Graham Watson, Member of the Various Interests Group of the EESC

"Energy Security in the post-COP21 era"

 

  • Ing. Saleh Mothana Obadi, PhD., Institute of Economic Research, Slovak Academy of Science

"Low Oil Prices, Causes and Economic Impacts"

 

  • Mr Toni Vidan, Member of the Various Interests Group of the EESC; Vice-president of the TEN Section

"Making Europe energy secure: Electrification and the contribution of decentralised energy generation"

 

  • Ing. Matej Korček, PhD., Institute of Economic Research, Slovak Academy of Science

"Drivers of the CO2 Emissions in the Slovak Economy"

 

  • Q & As

 

Buffet lunch hosted by the President of the Various Interests Group of the EESC

1 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.

 

2.30 - 3.40 p.m.

The opportunities and challenges of efficient and renewable energy

Chair: Mr Vladimír Báleš

 

  • Prof. Dušan Petráš, Slovak University of Technology

"Energy efficiency of buildings - from Europe to Slovakia"

 

  • Mr Lutz Ribbe, Member of the Various Interests Group of the EESC

"Move away from centralized energy production system to a decentralized production structure based on renewable policy"

 

  • Ing.Branislav Vrban, PhD., Slovak University of Technology

"Perspectives on the Future of Nuclear Energy in Central Europe"

 

  • Q & As

 

Coffee break

3.40 - 4 p.m.

 

4  – 5.15 p.m.

Energy Union as an instrument for sustainable growth, employment creation and poverty reduction

Chair: Mr Rudolf Kropil

 

  • Ing. Tomáš Šípoš, PhD., West-Slovak Electricity Co.

"The Impact of the EU Single Electricity Market on Slovakia"

 

 

  • Ms Natalia Shovkoplias, CITENERGO

"Slovak Covenant of Mayors Platform as a space for multi-level dialogue with focus on fulfilling of EU's objectives in energy and climate change"

 

  • Mr Martin Salamon, Chief Economist, The Danish Consumer Council

" The role of the consumer in the energy transition"

 

  • Mr Dirk Vansintjan,  President of European federation for groups and cooperatives of citizens for renewable energy and energy efficiency (Rescoop)

"Sustainable growth and employment creation"

 

  • Q & As

 

5.15 p.m.

Concluding remarks

Mr Luca Jahier, President of the Various Interests Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

 

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