Meeting of the Chairpersons of the Economic Affairs Committees on the Energy Union Vytlačiť stránku / Print page

Date: 12/1/2016 - 12/2/2016 
Location: The Winter Riding Hall building at the Bratislava Castle 

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Energy Union: About the progress and the future of the Strategy with Mr. Šefčovič and Mr. Buzek

The Energy Union is an ambitious Strategy of the EU that has to guarantee secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy for European consumers. The progress in achieving the Strategy's objectives, an integrated approach to research and innovation, as well as innovations from the field of smart and consumer oriented systems, are the topics of the 'Meeting of Chairpersons of the Economic Affairs Committees on the Energy Union', which takes place in Bratislava. The program for approximately 100 participants of the conference starts today in the evening (December 1) and will end the next day in the afternoon.

The Energy Union's Strategy is based on five interconnected dimensions and these are: energy security, solidarity and trust; the internal energy market; energy efficiency, which helps optimising energy consumption; decarbonisation of the economy; and research and development. In the first Session, the Vice-President of the Commission and Commissioner responsible for the EEU, Mr. Maroš Šefčovič, will present the information about the outcomes reached in 2016 within the mentioned dimensions. In the frame of the same theme the State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic, Mr. Rastislav Chovanec will present his contribution, as well as the Chair of the Industry, Research and Energy Committee of the European Parliament and the former President of the European Parliament, Mr. Jerzy Buzek.

The next two sessions will also offer an opportunity to discuss with qualified personalities from political and expert areas. The participants of the conference will be able to evaluate steps of the EU towards energy and climate policy, which citizens and companies should benefit from. The participants will also get the chance to discuss issues such as energy poverty and high energy prices, closely associated with EU's ability to compete on the global market.

At the end of the conference, practitioners will present their experiences from production, selling, installation and development of smart energy systems, which have, inter alia, not only a real potential to improve monitoring of prices, but could also directly lead to price-cutting.