EU Bioenergy Sustainability Policy -seminar


This seminar was organised jointly by Sweden and Finland on October 7th at the Finnish Permanent Representation in Brussels.


Programme


13:30-13:40 Introduction and welcome, Päivi Janka, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland

EU policy perspectives


13:40-14:00 A new bioenergy sustainability policy for the EU, Vaclav Sterba, Policy Officer, Resource Efficiency, Secretariat General, European Commission


Expert perspectives, each presentation followed by 10 min questions/discussion

  • 14:00-14:30 Environmental perspectives on large scale use of biomass for energy, Svante Axelsson, National coordinator for the Fossil Free Sweden initiative
  • 14:30-15:00 Bioenergy and its impact on greenhouse gas mitigation – science and policy implications, Göran Berndes, Prof., Chalmers University
  • 15:10-15:40 Meeting the increasing EU demand for biomass from energy and industry sectors – opportunities, risks and competitiveness, Bo Hektor, senior advisor, First Bioenergy AB

15:40-16:00 Panel discussion with Svante Axelsson, Göran Berndes, Bo Hektor, Vaclav Sterba and Peter Kofoed Kristensen, Lead Sustainability Adviser, DONG Energy. Moderator Anette Persson, Ministry of the Environment and Energy, Sweden

16:00 End of seminar, Päivi Janka, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland