Volume IX, 8-2010
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ENERGIZING EUROPE: Prague European Energy Forum 2010: Strategies for the near future

Cez Group Held in the premises of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the fourth Czech European Energy Forum was organised at the beginning of December 2010.

Traditionally, the Prague forum focuses on several energy topics and this event was not an exception. High level panellists discussed issues of Energy security at the end of the first decade of the third millennium in the first panel discussion, targeting mainly the crucial importance of self-sufficiency in electricity production and diversification of hydrocarbon supplies, encompassing the priorities of upcoming Hungarian presidency of the Council of the EU. Energy infrastructures in the EU and in the Czech Republic were the focus in the second panel discussion, revealing both the projects that are being implemented and the strategic infrastructure needs.

Finally in the last section, panellists strived to present and underline perspectives and impasses of new energy sources, including strategies for their implementation. The Prague European Energy Forum 2010 offered an ideal opportunity for meeting of stakeholders, policy makers and energy experts, whereby cultivated ground before February 2011 – the moment when the EU summit will discuss the future of Europe’s energy.

More information on the PEEF 2010 is available at www.energyforum.cz

Jiri Horak
CEZ Group

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