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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

REMIX-researchers presented their findings on how Germany, France, the UK, Poland, Sweden and Norway have supported renewable energy development, and how the EU influenced these policies, on 26 April 2017, at Norway House in Brussels.

The event featured besides the REMIX researchers also speakers from the European Commission, European Parliament, energy utilities and business associations.

Download the presentation of preliminary research findings by Elin L. Boasson.

 

The REMIX-event at Norway House on renewable energy support in Europe drew a large, specialised audience. On the external panel were , from left to right, MEP Jytte Guteland, Anne-Marie Geron from Fortum, Alexandre Roesch from Solar Power Europe, Jill Duggan from the Corporate Leaders' Group, state aid expert Leigh Hancher and Tomas Wyns from the Institute for European Studies.

 

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
  • Antonio Lopez-Nicolas, Deputy head of unit at the European Commission's DG ENERGY, responsible for renewable energy & CCS
    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