Subsidies to the power sector: Europe’s best kept secret?

29 April 

EWEA's Office

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.


Watch the video recording of the debate

See photos on Flickr

Read the Blog post (2 May 2014)




Ronald Steenblick, OECD Ronald Steenblik, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD
Tom Howes, European Commission Tom Howes, Deputy Head of Unit A4 – Economic Analysis and Financial Instruments, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission
Beate_Raabe Beate Raabe, Secretary-General, Eurogas
Brian Ricketts, Euracoal Brian Ricketts, Secretary-General, Euracoal
Thomas Becker, EWEA Thomas Becker, CEO, European Wind Energy Association - EWEA


Kathryn Sheridan, Sustainability Consult Kathryn Sheridan, CEO, Sustainability Consult, Brussels


For further details please contact:

Tim Robinson
Conference Programme Team Leader, EWEA
[email protected]
tel +32 2 213 1844


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