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Proceedings of the "Sustainable Energy for Europe" INFORSE-Europe Seminar
November 28-29, 2002, Brussels


Program & Proceedings:

November 28, 2002:

- Vision 2050 - Phase Out of Fossil and Nuclear Energy in a European Perspective
Presentation by Gunnar Boye Olesen, Emil Bedi & Ann Vikkelsoe, INFORSE-Europe:
Vision2050 (785 kB power point)

Dialogue Session on Update on EU Climate Policy one year after the European Climate Change Program (ECCP). Conclusions and 6 years before the Kyoto Commitment Period.
What are the results of ECCP? Will the measures be enough to fulfill the Kyoto Commitment?

(Support for sustainable energy - the new EU Intelligent Energy Program, housing directive, cogen directive, renewable heating directive, emissions trading etc.), energy services, domestic sector consumer)

- Rob Bradley, Climate Action Network: EU leadership ... (327 kB power point)
- Marianne Wenning, EU Commision, General Directorate for Environment, EU efforts...(131 kB power point)
- Randall Bowie, EU Commission, General Directorate for Energy (DG TREN) (presentation coming)
- André Vieira Pinheiro, European Renewable Energy Federation:
Sustainable Energy for Europe (632 kB power point)

- Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE-Europe (based on EU Energy Policy Page of this website)

Roundtable discussion.

EU Policies for Sustainable Energy & Accession Countries. The prospects & challenges for using approximation of national legislation to EU legislation as a driving force for sustainable development in energy.
- Randall Bowie, EU Commission, DG TREN: Example (presentation coming)
- Simon Minett, Cogen Europe
(presentation coming)
- Emil Bedi, INFORSE-Europe /FAE Slovakia EU Enlargement & Energy (39 kB word file)

November 29, 2002:

Integration of Environmental Policy in Energy.
Presentation: Integration of Environmental Policy in Energy in Europe, By Gunnar B Olesen,
INFORSE / European Eco-Forum Energy & Climate Group (39 kB power point presentation)


11.00 -12.00
The nuclear dimension of European energy policy (EURATOM, EU nuclear policy, R&D)
Presentation by
Antony Frogett (


Follow up of WSSD: EU Energy Partnership with Developing Countries, Coalition of the Willing for Renewable Energy (targets).
Presentations (no proceedings):
- Jorgen Henningsen, EU Commission
- EU Parliamentarian Anders Wijkman


14.30 INFORSE-Europe positions and recommendations
Input for the recommendations based on the last 2 days sessions.
(See recommandations at INFORSE-Europe's EU Energy Policy Page of this web site)

Phase Out of Environmental Harmful Energy Subsidies

- Building a Grand Deal to phase out harmful energy subsidies. By Andre de Moor
(268 kB power point)
- Follow-up of WSSD and work of UN-ECE Task Force on Reforming Energy Prices. By Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE
(24 kB word file)



The Venue of the Seminar was Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Faculty of Applied Science, Campus du Solbosch, Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt 50, B-1050 Bruxelles

The activities of INFORSE-Europe - including this seminar - are supported by the European Commission

Some combined this seminar with the EUGENE conference on 27th November organised by WWF a.o.,
See at