Energy Revolution!? Lessons from German and Danish Energy Policy

On 29 May 2013 at 15.00 at Ostrobotnia, Helsinki

Germany has decided to phase out nuclear power and invest massively in renewable energy sectors. A green revolution in said to be in the making. The harshest critics, however, claim that phasing out nuclear power will only lead to increasing CO2 emissions.

Denmark has committed to increase eco-efficiency and to bring about a renewables revolution. Denmark is most of all seen as a role model in the use of wind power.

What are the lessons to be learned from German and Danish energy and climate policies? Are they really showing the way to a clean energy future?

The event is organized by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies with the support of the Kalevi Sorsa Foundation.


Charlotte Billingham, Executive Advisor, FEPS
Mikko Majander, Director, Kalevi Sorsa Foundation
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German Energiewende–The Story So Far

Dr. Petri Hakkarainen, Senior Fellow, Potsdam Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
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Energiewende, employment and industrial policy

Dr. Inge Lippert, Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB)
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The Energy Policy Transition in Denmark

Susanne Krawack, Chief Consultant, Concito
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Henrik Haapajärvi, Senior Advisor at the Trade Union Pro
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Panel Debate: The Future of Energy Policy in Europe

Moderated by Dr. Hanna-Liisa Kangas of the WWF.
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Further information:
Antti Alaja, +358 40 1952 041

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