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Plenary sessions

The presentations from the plenary sessions can be found under each day below.

Monday 6 June, 17.00 - 19.00
Opening Plenary: Europe's energy efficiency challenges

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Peter Bach (pdf)
Paul Hodson (pdf)

Session introduced and moderated by Hoger Krawinkel Summer Study co-chair.

Peter_Bach100.jpgPeter Bach: Energy efficiency first: Action is needed! • Peter Bach is President of eceee. He has been heavily involved in the development of new activities in eceee over the last years, and has represented eceee in several forums and meetings.

Peter Bach main job is in the Danish Energy Agency, Ministry of Climate and Energy, where he is chief adviser on energy efficiency. He has worked with energy issues and policies in 30 years, with special focus on energy efficiency over the last 20 years.

Peter Bach is strongly involved in formulation, implementation and evaluation of Danish energy efficiency policies and measures. Over the last year has been especially involved in the development of the new Danish Energy Strategy 2050, which shows how Denmark can become independent of fossil fuels.

Peter Bach has also been strongly involved in energy efficiency activities including negotiations of new directives in EU as a representative for the Danish Government, and he will be involved in energy efficiency issues under the coming Danish EU Presidency. Peter Bach is vice-chair of IEA’s Energy Efficiency Working Party. Peter has a background as M.Sc.-engineer.

Hodson_Paul100.jpgPaul Hodson: How Europe is facing the energy challenges • Paul Hodson is head of the European Commission's energy efficiency unit. He previously worked for the Commission on renewable energy; urban transport; and as a speechwriter.

Before joining the Commission, he was head of transport policy at Manchester City Council and transport policy manager at Reading Borough Council..

He began his career in the Inner Cities Unit of the UK's National Council for Voluntary Organisations. He has a degree in history from Cambridge University and a masters in urban planning from Oxford Polytechnic.

Tuesday 7 June 18.00 - 20.00
The dilemmas that won't go away: Unbounded consumption and growth

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Hal Wilhite (pdf)
Anders Wijkman (pdf)

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Introduced and moderated by Hal Wilhite • Harold Wilhite is a Research Director at the University of Oslo’s Centre for Development and Environment and Academic Director of a pan-University program entitled Environmental Change and Sustainable Energy. Wilhite is a social anthropologist whose main research interests have been associated with theorising and promoting sustainable energy use, both in developed and developing countries. He has consulted to a number of European and international policy efforts on sustainable energy consumption and climate mitigation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the eceee.

anders_wijkman150.jpgAnders Wijkman: The growth dilemma • Anders Wijkman is Senior Advisor at SEI (Stockholm Environmenet Institute) and Energy Systems, Linköping Univsersity. Former Assistant Secretary General of the UN and Policy Director of UNDP, former member of the European Parliament. Member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sceinces. Vice President of the Club of Rome. Honorary Technology Doctor at Linköping University.


Thursday 9 June 18.00 - 20.00
International energy efficiency and climate issues

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Marianne Moscoso-Osterkorn (pdf)
Peter Graham (pdf)

Eoin_Lees.jpgSession introduced and moderated by Eoin LeesEoin Lees has worked in sustainable energy for 26 years, particularly in the field of energy efficiency in households. Since 2003, he has been an independent consultant and worked with a wide range of clients including UK and overseas Governments, the EU, trade bodies and the private sector. He is a European senior advisor to RAP (an organisation devoted to furthering energy efficiency in regulated energy industries).

He was the founding Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust from 1993 to 2003 and built the organisation from 1 employee to 110 in that period. He was responsible for the introduction of energy efficiency obligations on regulated energy companies in 1994 and which has grown to an annual expenditure by such companies of around €1 billion per year. He also broadened EST’s remit into greener road transport and into household and community renewable energy sources. Prior to that he was the Director of ETSU, which was then the UK Government’s agency for research and promotion of energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, fuel cells and strategic energy studies.

He was the founding chair (2003-8) of EDF Energy Trust, an independent charity to help customers of EDF Energy in the UK who are in debt with their energy bills. He is a member of Ofgem’s Environmental Advisory Group and a Board Member and vice-President of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. He is also a director of the Westmill Wind Farm Co-operative (the second such co-operative in the UK) which produces electricity from a 6.5MW wind farm in rural Oxfordshire.

A physicist by training, he is married with one grown-up son. As a result of his Scottish up-bringing, he is a keen golfer and Robert Burns enthusiast.

Marianne_Osterkorn100.jpgMarianne Moscoso-Osterkorn: Energy efficiency efforts on an international scale • Dr. Moscoso-Osterkorn became the General Director of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) in 2004. Besides her leading function in REEEP she is currently a member of the Board of the Gold Standard Foundation.

Dr. Moscoso-Osterkorn began her career in the banking sector. From 1981-2004, she was employed by Verbund, the largest Austrian utility company and during her stay at this company she held various management positions. For more than 10 years she was the International Manager of the Group and was responsible for international lobbying and market development. Throughout this period she closely followed the liberalisation process of the European Energy Market and was strongly involved in the development of the European Renewable Market. From 2002-4 Dr. Moscoso-Osterkorn was President of the Board of RECS International, a European green certificate organisation. In 2003 she was named one of the “50 International Key Women in Energy”.

She is also the author of numerous publications and has held teaching assignments at several Universities.

Dr. Marianne Moscoso-Osterkorn obtained her PhD in Business Administration at the University of Economics in Vienna and received a Masters of Arts in Industrial Psychology from the University of Michigan.

Author of more than 200 reports, journal articles, and book chapters, Skip has more than 38 years of involvement in the environmental and energy policy arenas.  He’s been invited to provide technical seminars in diverse places as Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Korea, South Africa, and Spain.  He has served as an adjunct faculty member for the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and the University of Oregon, teaching graduate courses on the Economics of Technology.  He has a master’s degree in Resource Economics from Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA.

Peter_Graham75.jpgPeter Graham: Defining best practice energy performance and policies. The role of the Global Building Performance Network • Dr. Peter Graham is Executive Director of the Global Buildings Performance Network, the new ClimateWorks Best Practices Network addressing the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from the buildings sector. Peter has been the Technical Advisor and past Co-ordinator of UNEP’s Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative where he has developed and managed many of UNEP’s key projects and publications in the building sector. He comes to the GBPN from a position as Head of Discipline for Architecture & Design at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. In these roles Peter worked closely with the public, civil and private sectors to assist the global transition to a sustainable building and construction industry.

Friday 10 June 17.30 - 19.30
Final conference summary and debate

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Panel 1 (pdf)
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Panel 4 (pdf)
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Panel 6 (pdf)
Panel 7 (pdf)
Panel 8 (pdf)


Introduced and moderated by Summer Study co-chairs Emilie Carmichael and Holger Krawinkel. All panel leaders on stage. Rounded off by Fiona Hall.

holger.jpgSummer Study co-chair Dr. Holger Krawinkel • Dr. rer. Pol. Dipl. Ing. studied geography and political science also urban and regional planning. He was scientific assistant at the Institute Housing and Environment in Darmstadt, policy officer at the Ministery for Energy in Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel and since 2004 he is the head of department Housing, Energy, Environment at the Federation of German Consumer Organisations. He is member of the eceee Board of Directors.

 


Emilie CarmichaelSummer Study co-chair Emilie Carmichael • Emilie Carmichel is Head of EU Programmes, Energy Saving Trust • Emilie holds a BSc in Geography from University College London. A qualified marketer, Emilie holds the Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and is a member of the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing. With ten years of experience working in the sustainable energy industry Emilie has built a very good understanding of the complex industry in which we operate. Her background is in strategic communications and she has worked in a variety of marketing, communications and development roles at the Energy Saving Trust across a broad range of audiences including consumer, business to business, trade, corporate, internal communications and most recently Europe.

In 2007/08 Emilie managed the Energy Saving Trust’s Presidency of EnR (the European Energy Network http://www.enr-network.org/), during which time she significantly raised the profile of the Network. Over the past three years Emilie has led the Energy Saving Trust’s European programmes, development & partnership activity.

Emilie is the UK National Contact Point for the Concerted Action for the Energy Services Directive (http://www.esd-ca.eu/), is responsible for the overall management and delivery of the UK-led communications and logistics elements of the action and is a core member of the Management Team. She is also the UK National Contact Point for the Concerted Action for the Renewables Directive (CA RES www.ca-res.eu) and jointly chairs (with Bulgaria) the CA RES Working Group on RES in Buildings and District Heating. Emilie is the alternate board representative for individual members on the eceee board.

Fiona Hall, MEP • Fiona was first elected as a Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament for the North East of England in June 2004 and was re-elected in 2009. In July 2009 Fiona was elected as Leader of the Liberal Democrat European Parliamentary Party.

As a member of the Industry, Research and Energy Committee, Fiona has pushed energy efficiency and renewables to the top of the EU agenda in order to reduce carbon emissions, improve energy security, tackle fuel poverty and create green jobs. Fiona was a shadow rapporteur on the EPBD recast. Fiona has been appointed Vice-President of EUFORES, the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources, a non-profit organisation, whose core aim is to promote renewable energy policy and energy efficiency in the European Parliament and beyond. In December 2009 Fiona took part in the international COP15 Conference in Copenhagen as part of the ALDE delegation.

Fiona is also actively promoting the development of a low carbon economy in the North East and lobbies at a European and national level on behalf of the growing renewable energy sector. She is pushing for infrastructure investment in the region in support of offshore wind and other low-carbon technologies. She worked closely with the regional development agency One North East on advancing electric car production and charging roll-out. She has also worked to support sustainable biofuel production on Teesside, innovative lighting industry and ground-breaking electronics.

Fiona graduated in Modern Languages at Oxford University (St Hugh’s College) and gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Oxford Polytechnic. After leaving University, Fiona taught in a squatter settlement in Botswana for two years. On her return to England, she worked in Northumberland as a play group leader and part-time supply teacher. After chairing the Druridge Bay Campaign to stop nuclear power and sand extraction on the Northumberland Coast, Fiona became involved in politics and went on to work as a researcher and press officer for several Liberal Democrat politicians in the North East.