Session 10: New Ways of Energy Exploitation: Changing the Habitat for Good or Bad
Investment in the energy sector(s) in the countries of South East Europe (SEE) is increasing. Largely outdated and inefficient energy systems are in dire need of repair and modernization. Markets have been deregulated and liberalized. Renewable sources of energy are being explored (as well as some which are not; see for instance: shale oil). Bearing in mind the EU’s ambitious plans for the SEE energy market (€28.8 billion by 2020), the ever present need for secure sources of energy and the far-reaching implications of decisions made in this field, our panel aims to answer following questions:
- Within the different models of global development, what types of energy production can generate sustainable growth?
- How are new ways of energy exploitation affecting our lives?
- Are we witnessing a shift in the global apprehension towards climate change?
- How is the region of the Western Balkans handling the mitigation of climate change, in light of EU standards?
Garret Tankosić-Kelly‚ Principal and Founder, SEE Change Net
Aleksandar Kovačević‚ Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Julian Popov‚ Fellow, European Climate Foundation; Chairman, Board of Directors, Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
Moderator: H.E. Milan Simurdić‚ Ambassador of Republic of Serbia to Norway and Iceland