1st Handelsblatt Conference

European Energy Markets

Current Trends in EU Energy Policy
17th and 18th February 2009, Brussels
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Program 2nd Day, Wednesday, 18th February 2009 Program 1st Day

9.00 to 9.15
Welcome by the Chairmen
Robert Klotz
Dr Jorge Vasconcelos

Renewable energies – the EU taking the lead for a cleaner environment

9.15 to 9.45
The renewables directive – setting ambitious targets

Hans van Steen, Head of Unit, Regulatory Policy & Promotion of Renewable Energy, Directorate-General for Energy and Transport, European Commission, Brussels

9.45 to 10.15
Energy industry perspective: climate protection yes – but is the price too high?

Christopher Eckerberg, Head of Public Affairs, Vattenfall AB, Stockholm

10.15 to 10.45

10.45 to 11.15
Break for tea and coffee

11.15 to 11.45
Is EU Energy policy really helping the (business) climate?

Pieter Verberne, General Manager Energy, Akzo Nobel Base Chemicals b.v., Amersfoort

EU subsidy law – how it affects the energy sector

11.45 to 12.15
EU State aid rules in the energy field – an overview

Dr Alexander Winterstein, LL.M., Deputy Head of Unit, State Aid Policy, Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission, Brussels

12.15 to 12.45

12.45 to 14.00
End of conference with lunch for all delegates

Program 1st Day