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Programme 2014

Prague European Energy Forum 2014

Under the Auspices of H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Venue:            Grand Hall of the Czernin Palace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the CR, Loretánské náměstí, Praha 1

Date:               13th February 2014


9.00 – 9.30

Opening speech

 Karel Borůvka, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

9.30 – 11.00

Panel Discussion 1:

The EU´s Energy Policy priorities, 2030 Framework for climate and energy policies and its implications for the Member States

  • Do we need binding goals and do we have sufficient tools for reaching them, including legislation?
  • Is it realistic to expect a new global agreement on the climate to be at last concluded in 2015 and what can the EU and other stakeholders do for that?
  • How to integrate climate and energy policies
  • EU Energy policy priorities in general; impact on the Member States, i.e. limits of their contributions to the overall aims


Miroslav Zámečník


Evžen Tošenovský,MEP,Vice Chair of Committee for Industry,Research and Energy (ITRE), European Parliament

Stefaan Vergote, Head of Unit, “Strategy and Economic Assessment”, DG CLIMA, European Commission

Stephen Bennett, Head of EU Climate Mitigation, UK Department for Energy and Climate Change

Ivo Hlaváč,Member of the Board, Public Affairs Director, ČEZ, a. s.

Martin Herrmann,Chairman of the Board and CEO, RWE CR, a.s.

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00

Panel Discussion 2:

Carbon Market / EU ETS reform and availability of investment

  • Decarbonization and market principles – contradiction or not?
  • Carbon reduction management; compatibility of decarbonisation with other tools i.e. RES, energy efficiency, etc.
  • What vehicle for delivering emission reductions?
  • Environmental investment incentives


Martin Cmíral


Jesse Scott, Head of Unit „Environment & Sustainable Development Policy“, Eurelectric

Pavel Zámyslický, Director of the Department of Energy and Climate Protection, Ministry of Environment of the CR

Jan Rafaj, Vice-president responsible for energy, environment and European regulations, Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic

Max Wandler, Česká spořitelna, a.s.

13.00 – 14.00

Buffet lunch

14.00 – 15.30

Panel Discussion 3

How to overcome the EU internal energy market fragmentation

  • Support schemes – from barriers towards harmonization
  • Integration of new RES capacities and management of supplies
  • Flexible energy systems, capacity markets and other supply side instruments; risks and opportunities
  • Integration of national security of supply policies, energy security and its importance for completion of the internal market
  • EU Presidency priorities for the first half of 2014


Petr Zahradník


Jiří Bis, senator, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energetics of the Committee on National Economy, Agriculture and Transport, Senate, Parliament of the CR

Pirjo-Liisa Koskimaki, Adviser to the Director, Directorate C, DG Energy, European Commission

Pavel Šolc, Deputy Minister,Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Czech Republic

John Chadjivassiliadis, President, Institute of Energy for SE Europe (IENE), Hellenic Republic

Zbyněk Boldiš, Member of the Board, ČEPS, a. s.

15.30 – 16.00

End of conference, coffee etc.