Prague European Energy Forum 2013
Under the Auspices of H.E. Karel Schwarzenberg, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
14th February 2013
Grand Hall of the Czernin Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the CR,
Loretánské náměstí 101/5, Praha 1
9.00 – 9.30
Jiří Schneider, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
9.30 – 11.00
Panel Discussion 1:
The EU Internal Energy Market – Overall Situation and the Position of the Czech Republic
- How far have the EU and its Member States advanced towards full-fledged Internal Energy Market? What is the situation in the Czech Republic? What are the steps the European Commission is implementing or preparing for completion of the Internal Market?
- The possibilities and benefits of Market Coupling in near future
- Development of the “Energy/geopolitical” map in the upcoming years
Miroslav Zámečník, economic adviser
Mark van Stiphout, Member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner Oettinger, European Commission
Vojtěch Belling, State Secretary for European Affairs, Office of the Government of the Czech Repulic
Pavel Šolc, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
Helen Donoghue, Energy Fellow, Institute for International and European Affairs, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Ivo Hlaváč, Public Affairs Director, ČEZ, a. s.
11.00 – 11.30
11.30 – 13.00
Panel Discussion 2:
Investment in new energy resources and infrastructure – dreams and reality
- Stability of the investment environment as the crucial precondition for new investments
- Role of state aid for the energy sources and infrastructure building: future of support given to the renewables, harmonization of the support schemes, renewables vs nuclear energy
- EU legislation in the field of energy infrastructure and the consequences for the Member States
- Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive
- Future of the EU Emission Trading Scheme
Jan Procházka, CEO, EGAP, a. s.
Jan Michal, Head of the European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic
Mirek Topolánek, President of theAssociation for District Heating of the Czech Republic, formerPrime Minister of the Czech Republic (2006 – 2009)
Jan Klas, Adviser to the Prime Minister for the national security issues, Executive Director of the Czech Association of the Employers in the Energy Sector
Pavel Zámyslický, Director of the Department of Energy and Climate Protection, Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic
Pavel Čech, Head of Project & Infrastructure Finance, Erste Corporate Banking
13.00 – 14.00
14.00 – 15.30
Panel Discussion 3
Technological trends, research and development in the energy sector – near and far future
- Overview of the main trends in technologies, R&D in the energy sector worldwide, in the EU and in the CR
- Main problems the R&D face in the energy sector, key issues – energy storage and transport, methods of extraction, etc.
- Specific issues of the nuclear energy technologies – enhancing the safety standards, treatment of nuclear waste, etc.
- Possibilities of financing the construction of energy sources incl. nuclear ones, the EU supporting programmes
- Contribution of the industry to the technological development
Jiří Marek, Consultant, JMM CS spol. s r.o.
Dana Drábová, Chairperson, State Office for Nuclear Safety
Rút Bízková, Chairperson, Technological Agency of the CR
Jan Březina, MEP, member of the ITRE Committee
Dagmar Juchelková, Head of Power Engineering Department, Technical University of Ostrava
15.30 – 16.00
End of conference, coffee etc.