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10:45 - 11:45

Panel discussion: Forecasting the role of gas until 2030 in the context of the COP 21 climate change policy 

  • Evaluating political ambitions versus market realities
  • Exploring the effects of the 2030 climate and energy framework on the gas industry – is this supporting the renaissance of coal and nuclear energy?
  • Promoting a well-balanced energy system; what is the receipt?
  • Balancing the European energy triangle: Politician and industry leaders together to ensure competitiveness – security – sustainability
  • Economic and environmental impacts of changing energy mix in different sectors

Moderator: Prof. Jonathan Stern, Chairman, Natural Gas Research Programme, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Manfred Leitner, Member of the Executive Board, Responsible for Downstream, OMV AG
Christian Schönbauer, Head of Section III “Energy and Mining”, Federal Ministry for Science, Research and
Economy, Austria
Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Director Internal Energy Market, DG Energy, European Commission
Laurent Vivier, President Gas, Total
Stephen Asplin, Chief Commercial Officer Power & Gas, Uniper Global Commodities
Beate Raabe, Secretary General, Eurogas


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