Subsidies to the power sector: Europe’s best kept secret?
We all know power technologies receive public money. But which technologies get how much, and why, has always been difficult to find out. Just how much do we know? What is the real impact of our choice of energy source on the taxpayer’s wallet? What can governments do to reduce such spending, or are we stuck?
In the context of the European Commission’s upcoming study, due in June 2014, EWEA hosted a public debate on subsidies to the power sector with speakers from the OECD, the European Commission and representatives from the renewables and fossil fuel sectors.
|Ronald Steenblik, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD|
|Tom Howes, Deputy Head of Unit A4 – Economic Analysis and Financial Instruments, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission|
|Beate Raabe, Secretary-General, Eurogas|
|Brian Ricketts, Secretary-General, Euracoal|
|Thomas Becker, CEO, European Wind Energy Association - EWEA|
|Kathryn Sheridan, CEO, Sustainability Consult, Brussels|
For further details please contact:
Conference Programme Team Leader, EWEA
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