EWEA 2011 Will Debate Europe's Energy Policy Vacuum After 2020

By Ewea European Wind Energy Association, PRNE
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

BRUSSELS, March 3, 2011 - In less than a quarter of the lifetime of a fossil fuel power plant,
Europe's progressive energy policies that have done so much to promote wind
power and other renewable energies will run out.

This looming energy policy vacuum will be the focus of top level
discussions at Europe's largest wind power conference and exhibition. This is
being held on 14 to 17 March in Brussels, organised by the European Wind
Energy Association (EWEA).

"2020 may seem a long time away for European Union decision-makers, but
it is very close for energy investments", warned EWEA Communication Director
Julian Scola today in Brussels. "What happens to EU energy policy after 2020,
and up to 2050, is the hot issue for the electricity and energy sector, and
that's precisely what we will be discussing at the EWEA 2011 Annual Event
with EU decision-makers and leading energy companies."

Across the world, 420 energy technology companies are preparing to attend
EWEA 2011 where they will present the latest in new wind power technology.
The event will take place at the Heysel conference and expo site in Brussels.

200 top speakers, CEOs and EU policy-makers including European Climate
Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard will debate EU energy policy beyond 2020
amongst a wide range of policy, technological, financial and other topics
with several thousand participants. Key industry actors and bankers from
financial and insurance institutes will debate investment strategies given
the EU's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% by 2050.

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