Vienna Room, EU Pavilion, Katowice, Poland
10:30 – 12:00, 14 December 2018
European transport today is almost exclusively fuelled by imported oil, accounts for a quarter of the European Union’s total emissions and is the only sector whose emissions are still on the rise. The shift away from fossil fuel driven private modes of mobility towards shared mobility based on human power and renewable energy sources therefore holds significant promise for the future. The ‘smart charging’ of electric vehicles will be key to enabling them to work in harmony with the grid while accelerating the uptake of self-consumption in residential buildings and lowering costs for consumers.
In a decentralised and smart energy system, together with renewable energy sources, new technologies such as e-mobility and its charging infrastructure are gaining importance. An ambitious and forward-looking EU policy framework will be key to ensuring a coherent approach and level playing field for all actors from national and local policy makers, to industry, and citizens.
10:30 Frederic Hauge, President, Bellona Foundation
10:40 Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Member of European Parliament, Socialists and Democrats Group
10:50 Marcin Korolec, Head of Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation in Poland
11:00 Vaiva Indilaite, Project Manager, WiseGrid
11:10 Panel discussion and Q&A (50 mins)
Moderated by Teodora Serafimova, Policy Manager Electro-Mobility, Bellona Europa
#ElectricCities #EmpoweredCitizens #SmartMobility
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