Energy and Climate Change


energy and climate change

14 Oct.2019 ,

Heat Pump Forum

14 Oct.2019 ,

Webinar - Electricity Markets and Demand Side Flexibility

With the increasing share of renewable energy sources, electricity generation in many Member States is shifting from a system of relatively stable and continuous supply towards a system with more numerous and small-scale supply of variable sources. As a result, total electricity costs have increased while wholesale prices have decreased. This has raised new challenges for ensuring generation adequacy from conventional power plants.

The state aid guidelines state that Member States should primarily consider alternative ways of achieving generation adequacy. These would do not negatively affect the objective of phasing out environmentally-harmful subsidies, such as facilitating demand side management and increasing interconnection capacity.

The webinar discussed the direction in which electricity markets are evolving and the envisaged role of demand side flexibility in industry.

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1. European Energy Union: challenges and opportunities in reviewing the electricity market design

Oliver Koch, Deputy Head of Unit ‘Internal Market–Wholesale markets;electricity & gas’, DG Energy, European Commission

2. Finding the value in demand response

Stephen Woodhouse, Director, Pöyry Management Consulting

3. The role of Demand Response in evolving electricity markets

  • On behalf of the Smart Energy Demand Coalition: Alicia Carrasco, Regulatory Affairs Director, Siemens Smart Grid
  • Philipp Dolch, Senior Business Developer, Siemens

4. Broadening the cost-effective potentials for Demand Response: perspectives from the Paper sector
Nicola Rega, Climate Change and Energy Manager, CEPI

5. National perspectives on Industrial Demand Flexibility

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14 Oct.2019 ,

Flexible Energy Markets: New players, New Rules


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The Clean Energy Package represents a crucial opportunity for setting the right framework for a clean energy system empowering consumers. An efficient energy transition will require a switch towards increased flexibility.
This policy debate brings together energy associations, service providers, industrial players and decision makers to confront concrete ideas on the new electricity market rules required to see the emergence of disruptive players and make the best use of innovative and distributed flexibility options.

Providing an early and robust response to this question will be critical for the EU to live up to its objective of ensuring a cost-efficient and sustainable transition towards a decarbonized power system.
Mr. Müller from the International Energy Agency will present the challenges and opportunities at stake from the perspective of an international institutional player, then Mr. Governatori will present the views of the new energy retailers in Europe notably regarding the level of market openness in Europe.

A panel discussion will include major actors involved in this transformation who will exchange and react to the questions from the audience.
Finally, Mr. Vertmann from the Estonian Permanent Representation will give an overview of the way the upcoming EU Council presidency will address the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package negotiations, and notably the issues related to flexibility raised during the session.



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14 Oct.2019 ,

COP21 in Paris: looking for the “good climate” between environmental protection and industry development

The Conference of Parties in Paris brought new momentum to the policy against climate change in a European context still characterised by a lack of balance between the many tools already in place.

How the Emissions Trading directive, now under revision, will develop, and how it will coordinate with the existing incentives to energy efficiency and to renewables? Which will be its impact on energy market? Which will be the role of cogeneration? Will the industry be “saved” by technological development? These topics are discussed at the MIAC Energy conference, with the contribution of Institutions and industry experts.

The event is free of charge.

Other MIAC conferences:
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Tissue Manufacturing & Converting – Updates on Concepts & Efficiencies
The MIAC Tissue Conference provides an update of recent developments along the tissue process including news in tissue machine Concepts towards a focus on Efficiencies in tissue converting. This is completed by additive and equipment suppliers and a market presentation focusing on tissue parent roll trade.

13 October 2016 – time 09.45/12.45 – MIAC 2016 Conference Room
Tissue Manufacturing & Converting – Updates on Concepts & Efficiencies
The second session of MIAC Tissue Conference provides an update of developments along the tissue process including news in concepts both in the Tissue machine area as well as in Tissue converting. This is completed by equipment and service suppliers and a market presentation focusing on Western and Eastern Europe.

14 October 2016 – time 10.00/12.30 – MIAC 2016 Conference Room
The increase of paper and board separate collection in the south of Italy opportunity for the paper recycling chain toward the circular economy
How to close the loop and to promote sustainability increasing separate collection? The offer of paper for recycling in Italy is balanced by export too. The increasing offer of paper for recycling and some investments to improve capacity in the Italian paper mills open a new scenario. Comieco supports the increase of separate collection in the south of Italy to complain the extend producer responsibility principle all over Italy. A debate with some of the main actors of the circular economy in Italy.


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