EU Commissioner for Energy, Günther Oettinger, at EUCERS Conference in Berlin, Germany
In 12 December 2011 the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) together with the Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) and in cooperation with the Atlantic Council of the US held an event in Berlin. It introduced two new studies on the Future of Clean Coal Technologies and CCS.
The presentation in Berlin followed an event in September, where Frank Umbach of EUCERS and Pamela Tomski of the Atlantic Council presented their draft studies for the first time.
The initial autumn event included guest speaks such as James F. Wood from the U.S. Department of Energy, Milton Catelin the CEO of the World Coal Association, John McElroy of RWE npower, Joan MacNaughton of Alstom, Marcin Bodio of CEEP as well as other specialists from the industry and academia.
The December talk was opened by Tobias Kempermann, head of the EWE representation in Berlin, as well as Friedbert Pflüger, Director EUCERS, Pawel Olechnowicz, Chairman CEEP and John Lyman, director of the Atlantic Council.
We welcomed EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger and the Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Economy in Poland, Professor Maciej Kaliski, at the EWE Offices near the Brandeburg Gate in Berlin.
Following the keynote speeches, Frank Umbach presented the EUCERS/CEEP study and Pamela Tomski presented the Atlantic Council Study.
The event concluded with ample discussions and participants.
The superb views of the EWE offices overlooking the Brandenburg Gate and the Quadriga provided the background to a pleasant and fruitful day. The Berlin event was the last in the 2011 EUCERS series.