Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hearing on the "EU Energy Security Strategy under the conditions of the Internal Energy Market" - Brussels, 05 Nov 2014

This Wednesday there will be a hearing on energy security strategy at the European Parliament, in Brussels. Yours truly (Ugo Bardi) will be there as one of the speakers. The meeting is open to the public, so I suppose it might be something interesting if some of you happen to be nearby and have the time to participate. The program and the coordinates of the meeting are below; thanks to Dario Tamburrano, Member of the European Parliament, for having made my participation in this hearing possible.

Draft programme


PUBLIC HEARING Draft Programme
'EU energy security strategy under the conditions
of the internal energy market'
Wednesday, 5 November 2013, 09.00 - 12.30 (JAN 2Q2)

Welcome and opening remarks by Jerzy Buzek, ITRE chair
An independent expert's opinion on the European Energy Security Strategy
- Romas Svedas, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University, Lithuania
- Q&A with Members

The wake-up call we all needed: How to decrease our dependency on EU neighbourhood, from North Africa to Middle East to Russia
- Vaclav Bartuska, special envoy for energy security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
- Q&A with Members

Trends in the world's fossil hydrocarbon production. The effect of declining energy returns
- Ugo Bardi, Professor in Physical Chemistry, University of Florence
- Q&A with Members

The opportunities that emerge from the energy sources of the Eastern Mediterranean and the need for an intensified dialogue with Eastern Mediterranean partners, in particular with a view to creating a Mediterranean gas hub
- Charles Ellinas, CEO of E-C Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd
- Q&A with Members

Greening the European Energy Security Strategy: a priority for efficiency, renewables and demand side management under intelligent use of structural funding
- Mrs Doerte Fouquet, Lawyer at BBH and Director of European Renewable Energies Federation
- Q&A with Members

Closing remarks by Algirdas Saudargas, ITRE rapporteur
Hearing on the
'EU Energy Security Strategy under the conditions of the Internal Energy Market'

European Parliament, Brussels

Meeting room JAN 2Q2

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 09h00-12h30


Please come to the entrance of the JAN (József Antall) building of the European Parliament facing Luxembourg train station, 1047 Brussels, on Wednesday, 5 November 2014.
Due to security reasons we ask you to arrive between 8h15 and 8h30.

The meeting will be open to the public and will be webstreamed live on the EP website


  1. How did it go ? Some sensible questions ?

  2. Hmmmm..... not so great. But not so bad, either. At least, I learned a few things. I'll see to report in a little post...



Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome and the author of "Extracted: how the quest for mineral resources is plundering the Planet" (Chelsea Green 2014)