Europe After The Lisbon Treaty. Strategies for the Future
Aleksander Grad, Minister of the reasur , Poland Jan Chadam, President of the Management Board, Operator Gazociagow Przesylowych GAZ–SYSTEM S.A., Poland
tance of “green elements” will help to overcome restrictions on the energy market and to nd an understanding between companies and institutions responsible for ensuring the security of supplies. It is becoming an important impetus for the de- velopment of new technologies in the energy sector, particularly in the renewable energy sector and in the realisation of European energy and climate policy. This is- sue was discussed by, among others, Emanuela Del Re, Chairperson of EPOS – Inter- national Mediating and Negotiating Operational Agency from Italy, Werner Diwald, President of Enertag AG, Germany and Carlo Durante, Member of the Programme Council at the Italian Association of Renewable Energy Producers.
ew technologies are also implementing a number of precious innovations into energy development. Renewable energies are becoming an important alternative and they are slowly beginning to play a crucial role in EU plans. A technological revolution is sweeping through energy production, transfer and con- sumption. We have to combine economic growth and the ever-increasing demand for energy with the reduction of CO2 emissions. One of the methods of rising to these expectations is making a transition from old-fashioned to modern, intelligent energy networks – the Smart Grid. It will allow more modern and cleaner energy production and more ecient and eective energy usage. Experience and thoughts regarding this issue were shared by Andrzej Czerwiński – Chairman of the standing subcommittee on energy sector in the Polish Sejm, Jean-Yves Léonnec, Strategic Anticipation Senior Vice President at Orange in France, Christian Wiest, Executive VP Europe Operating Division of Schneider Electric in France, and others. During the panel entitled Energy Security: From a Strategic Idea to Business Solutions, Minister of State Aleksander Grad stressed that energy security in Europe is closely connec- ted with solidarity. “However, solidarity requires substantial investment, particular- N
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