European Energy in a Challenging World: The impact of emerging markets
On behalf of the British Institute of Energy Economics, it is our pleasure to announce the 9th BIEE Academic Conference, which will be held at St. John’s College in Oxford on the 19th and 20th September 2012.
The conference theme
As the UK moves back to being a substantial net energy importer, its interactions with the wider European energy markets take on a new importance. The task of decarbonising the electricity sector, requiring around £200 billion of investment by 2020, may be eased by additional interconnections with neighbouring systems. Recent swings in oil prices show what can happen when supply and demand are subject to shocks, and the emerging economies are forecast to add substantially to demand for oil and gas over the next decade. Against this, could Shale gas supplies have the same effect on European prices as in the USA? We also need to lay the technological foundations for decarbonised heat and transport – which routes will be successful, and how can we choose between them? Do the EU and its member states have appropriate, integrated, policies for this challenging decade?
This conference will examine the economic and policy implications of these developing trends. Can existing policies (with suitable amendments) meet the challenges ahead, or is a more radical approach required?
The conference brings participants together with senior level speakers from energy industries, academia, financial institutions and policy makers from the UK, Europe and further afield. Student participation is sought in the main conference and via the “Research Roadshow”.
If you have any questions regarding the conference, BIEE Administration at email@example.com will be happy to respond to your enquiries
We look forward to seeing you at the 2012 BIEE Oxford Academic Conference.
Professor Richard Green BIEE 2012 Conference Committee Chair
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