Energy Convention Groningen 2005 (ECG2005)

Venue: Martiniplaza Groningen

Location: Groningen, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: Oct 26, 2005 End Date/Time: Oct 28, 2005
Registration Date: Oct 15, 2005
Early Registration Date: Aug 15, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 01, 2005
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The ECG2005 is an international convention were energy experts from science, business and authorities meet. We expect about 800 attendees.

Venue: Martiniplaza, City of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Overall theme
Theme of the ECG2005 is Energy scenario's and strategies for change on national, regional and city level.

Key data:
The ECG2005 hosts 48 workshops. Three special workshops are scheduled in cooperation with the World Energy Council (WEC), International Gas Union (IGU) and International Energy Agency (IEA, Paris).

Confirmed speakers:
Rajendra Pachauri, Chairmann IPCC;
George Verberg, president International Gas Union;
Marcel Kramer, CEO Nederlandse Gasunie;
Jan Murray, dep. Secretary General World Energy Council;
William O'Keefe, CEO Marshall Institute Washington DC;
Mohan Munasinghe, scientist and former Energy Director World Bank, Sri Lanka


October 26

Opening ceremony

October 27
24 workshops

Theme 1. Energy markets and –business.
Trading Renewable Energy Credits and carbon credits
Security of supply
Market Regulation
Energy Finance
Is Gas the Transition Fuel?

Theme 2. Renewables and energy efficiency.
Trends in renewable energy
Solar energy
Wind energy
Information technology
Nuclear energy: efficiency, safety and transwaste mutation
IT and energy efficiency

Theme 3. Energy measurement and monitoring.
Energy Conservation
Mobility and Transport
Peak oil & gas
(In-)flexible technology standards and energy chain efficiency
Carbon cycle, climate change

October 28
24 workshop on energy transition strategies

Theme 4. Countries: USA, India, China, South Africa, Russia, and Netherlands. Representatives from these countries and experts give an overview of the domestic energy markets, import and export, energy policies and strategies for change.
Two workshops will compare two or more countries that are in different stage of energy transition.

Theme 5. Regions. Eight workshops.

Theme 6. Cities. Eight workshops.


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Additional Information

Convention fees: early bird 175 euro regular fee 225 euro on site fee 275 euro