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Breaking down barriers to wind energy in Romania and Hungary

25.06.2010

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) invites all media representatives to a double-date on wind energy development in emerging EU markets.

Two workshops, to be held two days apart in Romania and Hungary, will discuss the barriers to wind energy development, drawing on the findings of the EU funded project WindBarriers (see below for more). The results for the two countries will be released exclusively for the occasion.

To sign up, please contact Paolo Berrino at [email protected]

Practical information:

Tuesday 6 July 2010 – Bucharest (Romania)
9:30 – 17:00, followed by reception
A press briefing about Wind Barriers and on background information on wind energy will be held at 17:00
Venue:
JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel
90, Calea 13 Septembrie Bucharest 5
Keynote speakers:
Iulian Iancu, President Commission for Industries and Services, Chamber of Deputies
Dana Duica, Executive Director, AREE
Click here to download the programme


Thursday 8 July 2010 – Budapest (Hungary)
9:30 – 17:00, followed by reception
Venue:
Kempinski Hotel Corvinus,
Erzsébet tér 7, 1051 Budapest
Keynote speakers:
Péter Olajos, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry for National Development and Economy, Hungary
Peter Tóth, Hungarian Wind Energy Association
Click here to download the programme


Over the last year, the WindBarriers project gathered information from national wind energy associations, major utilities and project developers on how long wind energy projects take from start to finish in the EU-27.


It focused on the length of administrative procedures – such as applying for building permits – and on how easily access to the power grid was granted.


The final WindBarriers publication (to be published in summer 2010) will present these results, and advise policy-makers on how to reduce administrative and grid access barriers at EU and national level.


The project results are also available via: www.windbarriers.eu

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