HAEE event to focus on European, global energy transition

HAEE, the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics, has scheduled its 3rd annual conference, entitled “Energy Transition: European and Global Perspectives” for May 3 to 5, 2018, at the Wyndham Grand Athens Hotel.

Many key speakers will take part in the conference, aiming to serve as an international forum for the exchange of ideas, research results, and experiences among experts and professionals engaged in academic, business, government, national and international organizations, working in all areas related to energy, environment and economy.

Some suggested topics for discussion: Energy revolutions of the 21st century; How can countries prepare for the new era of global energy transition; challenges, investment opportunities and technological innovations in the energy sector; policies and measures towards a Europe Energy Roadmap to 2050; global and EU climate policy and emission trading schemes; mitigation and adaptation measures for global and regional environmental challenges; regional geopolitical uncertainty and challenges in gas supply and transportation; will alternative fuels (such as CNG, LNG, hydrogen, etc.) help swift from the traditional hydrocarbon fuels in the transportation sector; LNG and shale gas: security of supply and potential market developments; industrial sector: challenges for the transition to a low-carbon economy; geopolitics of energy; regional energy supply and security; energy related smart grids and their efficient management; energy storage: the next big revolution; smart energy and environmental sensing; smart meters and technologically advanced electricity grid options; smart cities and their role in emerging energy technologies and consumers’ behavior; energy efficiency in buildings: EU and regional approaches; renewables’ penetration in the electricity mix; green transportation: how will environmental compliance lead to increased costs; ports and airports as energy hubs and prosumers; electric vehicles and the future of green transportation; behavioral energy economics; and environmental laws and barriers for their enforcement.

Concurrent sessions will be organized based on the accepted abstracts. Submitted abstracts should be no more than two pages in length, comprising i. overview, ii.  methodological approach, iii. results, iv.  discussion and conclusions.

Participants include Maros Sefcovic, the European Commission vice president responsible for Energy Union; David Knapp, IAEE president elect 2017; Fatih Birol, Director General, IEA; Dominique Ristori, Head of DG Energy, European Commission, Giorgos Stathakis, Greece’s environment and energy minister; Socratis Fammelos, Greece’s deputy energy and environment minister; Sotiris Kalorigou, Editor-in-Chief, Renewable Energy Journal &  Professor, Cyprus University of Technology; Yannis Basias, Chairman & CEO, Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management; Giannis Grigoriou, General Director of Research & Production of Hydrocarbons, HELPE; Pantelis Kapros, National Technical University of Athens; and Kostas Skrekas, MEP, Greece’s New Democracy Party, Head of Energy, Environment & Climate Change Sector and former Greek minister of development and competitiveness.

The deadline for abstract submissions is January 15, 2018.

For more conference information, visit www.haee.gr/may2018

Conference Secretariat: E-mail: haee2018@haee.gr