joi, iunie 01, 2006

International Conference

Towards a New Energy Policy for Europe?
Reflections on competitiveness, Sustainable Development and Security of Supply
21-23 September 2006 - Leuven (Belgium)

Programme & Registration

Thursday 21 September 2006
19.00-21.00
Registration and Welcome Cocktail, Faculty Club, University of Leuven

Friday 22 September 2006
08.30-09.00
Registration of Participants, Zeger van Hee, Faculty of Law, University of Leuven

Introduction
Chair: Prof Dr Kurt Deketelaere, University of Leuven
09.00-09.15
Welcome and Introduction
Prof Dr Kurt Deketelaere, University of Leuven
09.15-09.55
Green paper on secure, competitive and sustainable energy for Europe
Mr Jacques de Jong, Clingendael Institute

Part 1 - The Green Paper and Competitiveness
Chair: Prof Dr Wouter Devroe, University of Leuven
09.55-10.25
Completing the internal European electricity and gas markets
Prof Dr Leigh Hancher, University of Tilburg
10.25-10.55
Measures to improve the functioning of the European electricity grid and gas infrastructure
Mr Harold Nyssens, DG Competition
10.55-11.15
Coffee Break
11.15-11.45
Mergers, are they boosting the competitiveness in the energy sector?
Mr Koen Platteau, Loyens
11.45-12.15
The need of an European energy regulator for cross-border issues?
Dr Christine Vanderveeren, Commission for Electricity and Gas Regulation (CREG)
12.15-12.30
Discussion
12.30-14.00
Lunch

Part 2 - The Green Paper and Sustainable Development
Chair: Prof Dr Geert van Calster, University of Leuven
14.00-14.30
Legal framework for competitive renewables
Drs Bram Delvaux, University of Leuven
14.30-15.00
Tackling climate change - shortcomings and improvements of the current emission trading scheme
Mr Javier de Cendra de Larragán, Maastricht University
15.00-15.20
Coffee Break
15.20-15.50
Energy efficiency – making more from less?
Mr Kurt Verheggen, General Electric Company
15.50-16.20
Energy taxation as an efficient tool for sustainability and innovation?
Dr Claudia Dias Soares, Portuguese Catholic University
16.20-17.0 Discussion

Evening programme
Faculty Club
20.00-22.00 Conference dinner
Dinner speaker: Prof Dr Ronnie Belmans, University of Leuven

Saturday 23 September 2006
08.30-09.00
Coffee, Zeger van Hee, Faculty of Law, University of Leuven

Part 3 - The Green Paper and Security of supply
Chair: Prof Dr Martha Roggenkamp, University of Groningen
09.00-09.30
Reviewing the Community legislation on the security of supply of oil, gas and electricity
Mr Anatole Boute, Lawfort
09.30-10.00
Choosing the energy mix of the EU: being (in)dependent from other countries, wind, nuclear energy and major companies
Dr Tom Vanden Borre, Commission for Electricity and Gas Regulation (CREG)
10.00-10.30
Securing supplies: ensuring that Europe has enough and protects what it has
Mr Mark Hegedus, Spiegel & McDiarmid
10.30-10.50 Coffee Break
10.50-11.20
The necessity of a common external energy policy
Mr Christof van Agt, International Energy Agency (IEA)
11.20-11.50
Attribution, subsidiarity and proportionality in EU energy policy
Drs Bram Delvaux, University of Leuven
11.50-12.20
Discussion

12.20-12.30
Conference Conclusions
Prof Dr Kurt Deketelaere, University of Leuven

12.30-14.00
Lunch

General Information
Venues:
K.U. Leuven, Zeger Van Hee, Tiensestraat 41, 3000 Leuven and Faculty Club, Groot Begijnhof 14, 3000 Leuven

Contact:
Prof Dr Kurt Deketelaere:
kurt.deketelaere@law.kuleuven.be
Drs Bram Delvaux:
bram.delvaux@law.kuleuven.be
Ms Ann Groffils:
mailto:anngroffils@law.kuleuven.be

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