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A European Union for Renewable Energy - Presentation and Discussion of the Study

A European Union for Renewable Energy - Presentation and Discussion of the Study

On 23 October 2012, the Heinrich Böll Foundation will present and host of a discussion of the study "A European Union for Renewable Energy - Policy Options for Better Grids and Support Schemes." Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Partner of Ecologic Institute, and Susanne Langsdorf, Researcher at Ecologic Institute, will present the policy options identified by an expert group. Participation is free of charge, and registration is not required.

The following panelists are expected:

  • Ralf Fücks, President, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin
  • Jasmin Battista (to be confirmed), Member of the Cabinet of the EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger, Brussels
  • Bärbel Höhn - MdB (member of the German Bundestag) and vice-chairman of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Berlin
  • Rainer Baake, Director, Agora Energiewende, Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert, Head of Energy, Transportation, Environment at DIW / Professor of Energy Economics and Sustainability at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

Study: A European Union for Renewable Energy - Policy Options for Better Grids and Support Schemes

The European Union needs a common vision for its energy future. A shift towards renewable energy sources will increase security of supply, improve the competitiveness of the European economy, and put Europe on a path towards sustainability. The Heinrich Böll Foundation commissioned a working group of experts from different backgrounds to provide a collection of policy ideas for two key areas that will define the future of renewable energy development in Europe: grids, and support and remuneration schemes for renewable energy technologies. The study is available for download.
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Presentation and Discussion

Further information on this event  is available on the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.