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INFORSE & Low Carbon Network at EUSEW'09
February 13, 2009 - Brussels, Belgium
Gunnar Boye Olesen and Paul Allen in front of the EU building of the event.

Transition to Renewable Energy in the EU
Sustainable Energy Scenarios and Low Carbon Network


Event organised by INFORSE-Europe at EUSEW'09,
EC Charlemagne Building
Date; February 13, 2009
Time: 9.15- 12.45

INFORSE-Europe event Febuary 13, 2009 Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE-Europe Paul Allen, CAT, UK
Presentations and discussions of visions & scenarios, change to efficient energy use and renewable energy supply.

The objective was to present ongoing work on ways to change from the current unsustainable energy structures to sustainable ones in the EU, and to have a discussion on opportunities and limitations for this. More than 120 people registered for the event.

9.15 - 10.00
Transition to Renewable Energy until 2030-2050 for the EU-27, Denmark, Latvia, Bulgaria, employment perspectives in Poland. Presentation and short discussions of scenarios developed by INFORSE-Europe
Speaker: Olesen, Gunnar Boye, INFORSE-Europe, Coordinator, (Handouts pdf 1.7 MB)

10.00 - 10.45
ZeroCarbonBritain, a proposal to take British energy-related greenhouse gas emissions to zero before 2030. Presentation of the proposal developed by Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) and Public Interest Research Centre (PIRC).
Speaker: Allen, Paul, Director, CAT, UK and INFORSE-Europe Board Member. (Handouts pdf 1.8 MB)

11.15 - 12.00
Low Carbon Network Scenarios, a new network to bring together stakeholders including NGOs and researchers working for major transitions to low emission energy structures. The network start is in the spring of 2009 under the project ”ENCI Low Carbon network” with support from the EU 7th Framework Program for Research & Technical Development (FP7). It is organised by Climate Action Network France (coordinator), INFORSE-Europe, Germanwatch, CNRS / CIRED (France), and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Speakers: Olesen, Gunnar Boye, OVE, Denmark , and INFORSE-Europe Coordinator, (Handouts pdf 0.6 MB) and Jan Burck, Germanwatch. (Handouts pdf 0.5 MB),

Discussion on strategies and scenarios for 80-100% reduction of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions: comments to proposals and discussion on the way forward to build credible scenarios and strategies for major transitions to low-emission energy systems.
Panel with above speakers

Link to INFORSE-Europe Event on February 13, 2009 at the EUSEW'09's website
Other Events at EUSEW'09, where INFORSE-Europe members participated:
Education workshops and hearing at EUSEW'09 .

INFORSE-Europe became Campaign Associates to the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign. Read more on the EU Sustainable Energy Week EUSEW and on the Campaign:, and on INFORSE exhibition on EUSEW'08.

Read also the proceedings on the INFORSE-Europe Seminar in Brussels on April 28, 2009, where Masha Tarle presented the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign.

More information on the other years's INFORSE-Europe's EU Policy Seminars:
2010 Proceedings /Program
2009 Proceedings /Program

Seminar 2008 Proceedings /Program
2007 Proceedings /Program
2006 Proceedings /Program
2005 Proceedings /Program
Seminar 2004 Proceedings/Program