Discussion seminar: EU Energy Policy– Implementation and Challenges

Date and venue 12 December 2014, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

A target of 40% domestic GHG reduction by 2030 could cost the EU 0.2% of its GDP in 2030. The estimation of total costs in Austria is €570m (0.2% of GDP) and in the Czech Republic €300m (0.1% of GDP). The rough estimate of the annual increase in costs to achieve the 27% energy efficiency target in the EU (by 2030) is at least €2 bn. The cumulated costs in the Czech Republic alone could be €7 bn between the years 2020 and 2030. Who will bear the costs of the European energy policy targets? Will these goals contribute to the competitiveness of the EU member states on the global market? The objective of the discussion seminar is to discuss challenges and impacts related to the implementation of the European energy policy targets. The seminar is focused on the practical issues of energy targets and their implementation in the Czech Republic and Austria, especially on impact assessment methods and methodology for tracking and recording energy savings at both the national and international levels.

8:45 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:20 Welcome and Introduction
Prof. František Janouch, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Nuclear physicist, publicist, founder of the Charter 77 foundation
Prof. Jiřina Jílková, J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
Vice-rector for research
9:20 – 9:40 Energy Efficiency Policy – Where Are We?
Pavel Šolc, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
Deputy Minister
9:40 – 10:00 Calculating Energy Efficiency – Data Sources and Main Challenges (download)
Jakub Vít, Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic
Member of the Energy Committee of the Confederation of Industry
10:00 – 10:20 Methodology for Tracking and Fulfilment of Energy Efficiency Targets (download)
Dr. Ondřej Vojáček, IREAS, Institute for Structural Policy
Energy expert
10:20 – 10:40 Guest Speaker
10:40 – 11:00 Discussion
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 11:50 Impacts of Energy Efficiency Targets on the Czech Republic
Aleš Chmelař, Government of the Czech Republic
Director of the Growth Policies and Economic Development Strategy and Trends Department
11:50 – 12:10 Input-Output Analysis as Support to Energy Policy
Karel Šafr (Ph.D. candidate), University of Economics, Prague
Faculty of Informatics and Statistics/IREAS
12:10 – 12:30 Czech Energy Policy: Revision and Links to EU Goals until 2030
Doc. Jaroslav Knápek, Czech Technical University, Prague
Head of Department of Economics, Management and Humanities, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
12:30 – 12:50 EU Targets for Competition and Environment on the Electricity Markets
Prof. Reinhard Haas, Vienna University of Technology
Head of Energy Economics Group, Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives
12:50 – 13:10 EU Energy Policy 2030: Perspectives for Alternative Fuels (download)
Dr. Amela Ajanovic, Vienna University of Technology
Energy Economics Group, Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives
13:10 – 13:30 Discussion
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
IREAS 2013 & design by: Jana Hradcova & code by: Karel Safr