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Who drives renewable energy policy development in EUrope? REMIX presents its research findings in Brussels on 26 april. Photo: Paulo Nunes Dos Santos, EC - Audiovisual Service, © European Union 2017

Who drives renewable energy policy development in EUrope? REMIX presents its research findings in Brussels on 26 april. Photo: Paulo Nunes Dos Santos, EC - Audiovisual Service, © European Union 2017

Renewable energy policies in Europe: who is in the driving seat?

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Published 23.03.2017

How do European countries support renewable energy development and what is the EU influence on their policies?

Researchers have studied renewable energy policies in six European countries: Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Poland, Sweden and Norway as a part of the REMIX project. They will present their findings at a seminar in Brussels, on 26 April 2017, at Norway House.

Register for the seminar here.

 

Programme:

10:00-10:35: Welcome and introduction to EU’s renewables policy

  • Welcome by Gaute Erichsen, Councillor for Energy, Norwegian Mission to the European Union
  • Pierre Schellekens, Deputy Head of Cabinet for the EU Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy - Miguel Arias Cañete
    The European Commission’s take on the future of European renewables policy
  • Elin Lerum Boasson, Associate Professor, University of Oslo and CICERO
    How do the EU renewables policy and state aid regulations affect national renewable energy policy developments?

10:35-11:05: EU member states’ responses to new EU policy

  • Sweden - Elin Lerum Boasson, University of Oslo and CICERO
  • The United Kingdom – Tim Rayner, University of East Anglia
  • Germany – Miranda Schreurs, Technical University Munich
  • France – Catherine Banet, University of Oslo
  • Poland – Merethe Leiren, CICERO

11:05-12:00: Where is the ongoing revision of the EU renewable energy policy heading?

Panel discussions moderated by Elin Lerum Boasson, followed by Q&A from the audience

  • Jytte Guteland, Member of the European Parliament
  • Leigh Hancher, Director Energy Law and Policy at Florence School of Regulation and Professor at the University of Tilburg
  • Ann Malorie Geron, VP EU Affairs, Fortum
  • Alexandre Roesch, Policy Director, Solar Power Europe
  • Jill Duggan, Director, The Prince of Wales' Corporate Leaders Group & Green Growth Platform and Director of Policy, Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership
  • Tomas Wyns, Doctoral Researcher, the Institute for European Studies

12:00-13:00: Lunch and mingling