How to Boost Renewables Heating and Cooling – Participants
Monday, 10 November 2014 / 16:30-18:00
Keynote: Werner Weiss, AEE INTEC
Werner WEISS is director of AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE INTEC) in Austria and was chairman of the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA) from June 2010 to May 2014. Furthermore he is board member of the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling. He has been project co-ordinator of more than 30 national, European and international solar thermal energy projects. His main research activities are on solar combi-systems and solar heat for industrial processes. Since 2007 he is lecturer at Vienna University of Technology and faculty member of the continuing education centre.
Moderator: Alexandra Sombsthay, European Commission
Mrs Sombsthay currently works at the European Commission in the Directorate General for Energy. She is charge of international relations on renewable energy. This includes design of policies and programmes to be submitted to the Energy Commissioner and the College of Commissioners as well as design and set up of the political agendas with each of the partner countries. She was posted in 2006-2007 at the EU delegation in Beijing where she initiated the Euro-China Clean Energy Center. She has previously worked as adviser for European Affairs in the cabinet of the Belgian Minister for Environment and Energy as well as for the Minister of Transport. Mrs Sombsthay graduated from the European College of Bruges in 2001 and then passed the Certificat d’Accès à la Profession d’Avocat in 2004 (France). Beyond her professional activities, she has given lectures to Master students of the Business school ESSEC (Paris), Sciences Po (Paris), Master’s students of the Firenze University (A.Spinelli program), the Economic Faculty of Roma, the College of Europe and the Chinese Academy of Governance. She has published a number of articles on the impact of air transport on environment and on Chinese energy policy.
Krzystof Laskowski, Euroheat & Power
Krzysztof joined Euroheat & Power as a Policy Officer in October 2012 focusing on EU environmental and energy policies. Krzysztof is also responsible for DHC Country-by-Country Survey – a leading district heating and cooling statistical publication which includes key data and information on regulatory framework for over 20 countries from Europe and beyond. Krzysztof has also collaborated with the International Energy Agency on a number of district heat-related publications. Prior to joining EHP he worked at the Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU.
Burkhard Sanner, EGEC
Graduated as Geologist in 1980 and first worked in Engineering Geology. Now about 30 years of experience in geothermal R&D and practical installation, about half of which with University of Giessen, Germany. Currently working in R&D and design of geothermal energy systems with UBeG GbR, Wetzlar, Germany. One of the founders in 1998 of the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC), since 2004 its president.
Manon Janssen, Ecofys
Manon Janssen (1961) graduated from the University of Brussels in 1984, holding a Master of Science. She joined Procter & Gamble and worked in different countries between 1984 and 2000 on key global brands such as Pampers, Always, Dreft and Pantene. In 2000 she became VP Marketing & Innovation at Electrolux Europe, then Chief Marketing Officer for Philips Lighting worldwide in 2005. Since May 2010 Manon Janssen is the CEO of Ecofys. Her mission is to develop the company across its deep and wide range of expertise, and fulfil its mission of “sustainable energy for everyone”. Her key areas of expertise include strategy, innovation, branding and client management. Since October 2013, Manon leads the Top sector Energy. In this role she is responsible for the innovation strategy in the Dutch energy market working to reach the long-term energy goals of the country.
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