Energy Without Borders: International Cooperation on Renewable Energy and Green Technology

The growing importance of energy security issues as well as the importance of cooperation of countries in the energy sector will be discussed during the panel “Energy Without Borders: International Cooperation on Renewable Energy and Green Technology.” The discussion will take place during the 2nd Industry Forum in Karpacz (8-10 December 2016).

One of the most important issues facing both international community and international law is energy and environment reconciliation. Unstable prices, global warming, dependence on energy imports and rising production costs – all these make it necessary to develop new energy sources. The most important economies want to safeguard their energy security on low-emission technologies. So a possible solution to the problem of strengthening international energy security and sustainable development is the use of green technologies and renewable energy sources.

What can Europe do to materialise the idea of solidarity in the energy sphere? What actions should be taken in order to support the development of renewable energy sources? Participants of the discussion panel will present their point of view: Andreea Strachinescu-Olteanu, from the Directorate General for Energy from Romania, who will discuss the issues of new energy technologies; Kåre Gunnar Fløystad, Senior Adviser to ZERO (Norway) will speak about renewable energy sources, including wind energy and new transport fuels. Energy security and international cooperation will discuss Jan Fousek, Managing Director of Solar Global Energy (Czech Republic); Agnieszka Griffin, Senior Policy and Programme Officer (Environment) of Greater London Authority will focus on environmental policy and green technologies. In the discussion will take part the Director of Heinrich Boell Foundation in Warsaw, Irene Hahn-Fuhr. The debate will be moderated by the Ukrainian expert for energy security Mykola Voytiv. [Foto: Flickr/Jürgen]