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    Congrès: "Shining a light on the German Energiewende What can Belgium learn from this energy transition?" (Mettre en lumière la stratégie de l'Allemagne pour une transition énergétique. Quelles leçons la Belgique peut-elle tirer de cette expérience?)

    9h30-14hParlement fédéral - Rue de Louvain, 21 à 1000 Bruxelles


    Germany closes its nuclear plants and invests heavily in renewable energy. It also sets itself ambitious CO2-reduction targets. The world is paying close attention to this energy revolution. What can Belgium learn from this story to implement its own successful nuclear exit?

    On the eve of a Belgian energy pact, Bond Beter Leefmilieu, Greenpeace and WWF organise a congress on the German Energiewende. German experts will shine their experienced light on this energy transition, engaging in debate which each other and the audience around the following questions:

    Will the Germans succeed in closing their nuclear plants while at the same time reducing their CO2 emissions? Will German energy remain affordable? Is it technically feasible to integrate large volumes of renewable energy while maintaining security of supply? What role does the German citizen have to play in this transition? How does industry react? What is the impact of changing from a centralised energy system to a largely decentralised one where consumers are also producers?

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    Moderator: Indra Dewitte (assistant-editor-in-chief at Het Belang van Limburg)

    Language: English

    • 9h00 - Arrival
    • 9h30 - Opening remarks, Leen Dierick, Member of the Federal Parliament, CD&V
    • 9h40 - Facts & figures of the EnergiewendeDimitri Pescia, AGORA Energiewende
    • 10h00 - Impact of the Energiewende and opportunities for industrytbc
    • 10h20 - Challenges for the power gridOlivier Feix, Head of communications & Public affairs, 50Hz
    • 10h40 - Break
    • 11h10 - Socio-political considerations regarding the Energiewendetbc, CDU
    • 11h30 - “Our Energy Revolution”, an ambitious electricity scenario for Belgium by 2030, Sara Van Dyck, Bond Beter Leefmilieu & Juliette Boulet, Greenpeace Belgium
    • 11h50 - Panel debate with the speakers, followed by Q&A
    • 12h50 - Closing remarks, Robrecht Bothuyne, Member of the Flemish parliament, CD&V
    • 13h00 - Lunch and networking

    Participation is free of charge, but under condition of subscription as places are limited.

    If you are unable to make it, please cancel at least three days in advance so other people get the chance to participate. A no-show fee of 50 euro will be used in case no cancellation was made.

    Organized by: Bond Beter Leefmilieu, Greenpeace and WWF

    Made possible by: CD&V