Event:  “The Geopolitics of Gas in Times of Crisis”

Event: “The Geopolitics of Gas in Times of Crisis”

A Special Energy Dialogue on the “Geopolitics of Gas in Times of Crisis” will take place on the 5th of February, in Munich, hosted together with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Forum and the Munich Security Conference. Speakers: Jean-Marie Dauger - Executive Vice-President, Global Gas & LNG Business - GDF Suez SA Christopher Delbrück - Chief Executive Officer - E.ON Global Commodities SE Dr. Fatih Birol - Chief Economist and Director of Global Energy Economics - International Energy Agency Ambassador Carlos Pascual - Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy - Columbia University, New York Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger - Chairman - Munich Security Conference / Global Head of Government Relations - Allianz SE The event is organised by Pflüger International GmbH in co-operation with CEEP. Access on invitation only. The goal of the dialogue, hosted by Prof. Dr. Friebdert Pflüger and Mr. Janusz Reiter, is to enable a non-ideological, cross-party exchange between business, academia, media, diplomacy and politics on the significant energy policy questions of our times, in order to pave the way to an energy consensus in society. The Energy Dialogue engages with the energy and climate policy goals of the German Federal Government – climate protection, economic competitiveness and energy security – while solidly embedding them in the European and international dimension. The Energy Dialogue at the Reichstag is a monthly event organized since 2009 in the German Parliamentary Society, in co-operation with the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP), the business magazine BIZZ energy today and the energy portal [...]
53rd Energy Dialogue at the Reichstag

53rd Energy Dialogue at the Reichstag

The 53rd Energy Dialogue at the Reichstag discussed the status quo and the need for future reform of the German ‘Energiewende’. The panel discussion was held in Berlin on October the 17th, 2014, at the invitation of Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflüger, Janusz Reiter and Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP). The President of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), as well as the Chief Technical Officer of the Municipal Utilities of Magdeburg, Mr. Johannes Kempmann began proceedings by welcoming the recent merger involving the German Ministries of Economy and Energy, the two main authorities responsible for the Energiewende. Conscious of the need for reform, he identified the newly-introduced auction model and the direct marketing of renewables, as decisive steps in the right direction. However, Mr. Kempmann complained that the initial aim of the Energiewende – the reduction of CO2 emissions – has taken ‘a back seat’ in the current debate, and that too little effort is being made to improve energy efficiency in the transport and heating sectors. Furthermore, he noted that the current grid is unstable, due to the increasing share of renewables in the energy-mix, whilst incentives for the expansion and improvement of this energy grid remain a key regulatory challenge and capacity mechanisms are urgently needed. The President of the Central Association of the German Electrical Engineering and Electrical Industry (ZVEI), and Chief Operating Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Management of the Endress+Hauser Group, Mr. Michael Ziesemer, also strongly welcomed the rapid expansion of renewables in the German market and the public’s continuing support for the Energiewende. Mr. Ziesemer emphasised the employment [...]

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