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European Sustainable Energy Policy Seminar
- Crisis Management with Sustainable Energy

- April 28, 2009
Date: April 28, 2009
9.00 – 17.00

Venue: Brussels, Belgium

Rue Joseph II 166, 1000 Brussels (just beside the EU Charlemagne building, Metro: Schuman)
Once again (6th time), INFORSE-Europe invited its members and other interested parties to a one-day seminar on highlights in sustainable energy policies in Brussels. The seminar featured presentations and discussions among the 50 participants, who were representing several NGOs, EU officials, experts, and students. The seminar was organised in cooperation with the European Renewable Energy Federation (EREF).
Ursel Beckmann, INFORSE-Europe Chair Registration and Welcome by Ursel Beckmann, INFORSE-Europe Chair (photo) and Cecile Godinho, INFORSE-Europe board member.
Emissions Trading: Pitfalls and Solutions to Make ETS a Driver for a Low-carbon Economy
Damien Meadows, Thomas Wyn · Thomas Wyn, CAN-Europe ( 306 kB)
· Damien Meadows, EC DG Environment (265 kB)
Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign: Objectives for 2009-11
· Masha Tarle, Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign (191 kB)
The Self Supporting Civil Society, Netherlands
Dick van Elk, NL · Dick van Elk, De Windvogel, Netherlands (124 kB)
Crisis Management with Sustainable Energy
Emil Bedi,  Doerte Fouquet EREF publication "Economic crisis, Rescue Packages in EU27 and Renewable Energy",
· Dr. Doerte Fouquet (EREF) (412 kB)
Proposals from INFORSE-Europe
· Emil Bedi, Slovakia (FAE/INFORSE-Europe) (328 kB)
Implementation of the EU Climate and Energy Package 
Claude Turmes, Peter Vis,  Doerte Fouquet · MEP Claude Turmes (58 kB)
· Peter Vis, Member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Energy
- Dr. Doerte Fouquet, EREF
Big Fish Small Pond from the presentation Claude Turmes, MEP
Discussion Discussion
Lunch Break
Break Break
Changes for Renewable Energy with the New Renewable Energy Directive
Hans Van Steen, Gunnar Boye Olesen, Doerte Fouquet · Hans van Steen, EC DG TREN (358 kB)
· Dörte Fouquet, EREF (315 kB)
· Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE-Europe (132 kB)
Structural Funds: Cohesion Policy: What Support for Sustainable Energy?
Emil Bedi (middle), Beth Masterson (right) · INFORSE-Europe analysis of structural funds for Slovakia, by Emil Bedi (photo middle), INFORSE-Europe (751 kB)
· Structural Funds and Sustainable Energy, by Beth Masterson, EC DG REGIO (574 kB)
Download the Program
(161 kB word file v. April 24). .
Press material
(123 kB word doc)
Participation fee was: 80 Eur. (including coffee, refreshments and light lunch)
Free for members of INFORSE-Europe and EREF.
Places were limited to 50. Registration was necessary.
- INFORSE-Europe: International Network for Sustainable Energy
- EREF: European Renewable Energies Federation

Contact & Info:
- INFORSE-Europe, E-mail:
Ph: +45 86 22 70 00, Fax: +45 86 22 70 96

Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign The event is part of the EU Sustainable Energy Campaign.
INFORSE-Europe is Associate member of the Campaign.
See more at the
Campaign's web site.

More information on the other years's INFORSE-Europe's EU Policy Seminars:
2010 Proceedings /Program
2009 Proceedings /Program
(present page)
Seminar 2008 Proceedings /Program
2007 Proceedings /Program
2006 Proceedings /Program
2005 Proceedings /Program
Seminar 2004 Proceedings/Program