Euro-CASE Annual Conference 2012
Paris - November 12-13, 2012
On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of Euro-CASE, the National Academy of Technologies of France hosted the Euro-CASE Annual Conference 2012.
The Conference was preceded by a solemn Opening Ceremony in the Grand-Palais des Champs-Elysées.
Monday, November 12, 18.00 to 22.00, Grand-Palais des Champs-Elysées, Coupole d’Antin, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, Paris 8 : Opening Ceremony, including Cooperation Agreement signing between Euro-CASE and Joint Research Center of the European Commission, followed by a reception
Numerous high level European Commission Officials and French Government authorities attended this event.
Tuesday, November 13, 8.30 to 18.00, French Senate, 15 ter rue Vaugirard, Paris 6 : Euro-CASE Annual Conference
With the net daily demographic growth of 170 000 people, energy is an incontrovertible and an ever more precious resource every day. It is generally thought that over the next decades, the world will face a considerable increase in global energy demand. If Europe wants to be a significant collective player, economically competitive, if Europe wants to preserve the social and environmental quality of life of its population, it has to define its medium and long term strategies to preserve its energy security and to assure its energy independence.
Intervention de Lena TRESCHOW TORELL, Présidente d'Euro-CASE
1. Session: Energy fluxes
- European energy policy in comparison of other regions of the world : Jacques Lesourne, Futuribles, membre de l'Académie des technologies
The EU internal energy market as a key tool for optimisation and satisfaction of customers : Jean Arnold VINOIS, Director Internal Energy Market, EC DG Energy
2. Session: Grids
- Main grids in Europe (2010, 2030,…) for the main vectors: electricity, methane, liquid fuel, H2 : Bo NORMARK, President, Power Circle AB, Former Senior Vice President, ABB Grid Systems
- The Strategic role of power grids in the worldwide energy transition : André MERLIN, President, International Council on Large Electric Systems
The role of the European Grids in seeking Energy Independence : Philippe BOUCLY, General Manager, GRTgaz, GDF SUEZ
3. Session: Strategies
- Need of a strategy for energetic independence for Europe? Geostrategy of energy: Antonio COLINO, Vice President, Spanish Nuclear Safety Council
- Renewable energies: a challenge for European energy policy and for industrial strategies : Andreas GOERGEN, Siemens Energy CEO for South West Europe cluster
Nuclear energy for the future Dominique VIGNON, Director General, NUCADVISOR
4. Session: From the citizen standpoint
Social approach to energy issues: demand, evolution, voluntary modiﬁcation of energy consumption, social acceptance
Invited speaker: John LOUGHHEAD, Executive Director UKERC
- Energy and education : Torsten FRANSSON, Educational, Director of KIC InnoEnergy
Conclusion and proposal for a Euro-CASE declaration
Philippe Boucly, General manager GRTgaz/ GdF-Suez, Antonio Colino, Vice President, Spanish Nuclear Safety Council, Torsten Fransson, Educational Director of KIC InnoEnergy, Andreas Goergen, Siemens Energy CEO for South West Europe cluster , François Guinot, Honorary President of NATF, Georges Haour, IMD, Moderator, Jacques Lesourne, Futuribles, John Loughhead, Excecutive Director, UKERC, André Merlin, Président International Council on Large Electric Systems, Bo Normark, President Power Circle AB, Former Senior Vice President ABB Grid Systems, Günther H. Oettinger, European Commissioner Energy, Bruno Revellin-Falcoz, President of NATF, Dominique Ristori, Director General Joint Research Centre, Bernard Tardieu, NATF, Chairman of the Steering Committee, Lena Treschow Torell, Chairman of Euro-CASE, Dominique Vignon, Director General, Nucadvisor, Former COO of Framatome, Jean-Arnold Vinois, Director Internal Energy Market, European Commission DG Energy.
Wednesday, November 14, press conference, France Amériques
Euro-CASE draws its conclusions and recommendations after its annual conference 2012 on the theme of "Independence energy for Europe".
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Euro-CASE - European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering - is an independent, non-profit organization of national Academies representing 20 European countries (6000 experts)
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The National Academy of Technologies of France - NATF - was created in 2000. It is today a Public Establishment since 2007 and counts more than 270 Fellows who represent a very large spectrum of knowledge and competences.
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