European Policy Dialogue
Drawing on the deep knowledge and experience of experts from IHS CERA and its member base of academics, policymakers, and other key stakeholders, the European Policy Dialogue is an ongoing research effort designed to inform and help shape the development of sound energy policy.
Throughout the 2010-2011 program European Policy Dialogue brings together key stakeholders to debate policies that will support the transition to a future of lower emissions, greater energy security, and economic competitiveness.
European governments and the European Union have committed to ambitious plans to radically transform Europe's energy sector—and by extension its society and economy. The European Union plans to apply a set of industrial and political measures that will alter the nature of energy use and economic activity by 2050 to achieve an 80–95 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions relative to 1990 levels. Over the next 12 months, the European Union needs to devise specific and actionable policies to create a pathway to a low-carbon economy.
The European Policy Dialogue was conceived to accommodate and complement the European Commission's timetable. The Dialogue process—based on IHS CERA independent research, analysis, and facilitation—will identify pragmatic policy choices to achieve a lower carbon and more competitive EU economy by 2050, as well as viable medium-term goals for 2030. As a result of the Dialogue process, IHS CERA will formulate its own independent opinion on sound energy policy for Europe.
Subscribing clients will receive:
- Participation in the European Policy Summits
- Mid-project Update Report
- Special Report: Sound Energy Policy to 2050
- Access to IHS CERA researchers
- Access to IHS CERA secure online product website
Who uses the service? How? All participants operating in the European energy markets, including:
- Mining companies
- End users
- Financial institutions
- Service providers
- National governments
- EU institutions
To obtain interim and long-term pragmatic solutions to comply with the European Union's 2050 greenhouse gas emission reduction goals
European Policy Dialogue will enable members to:
- Understand the trade-offs among competing policy choices
- Participate in a nonpartisan forum, with a balanced debate that includes relatively understudied factors such as fuel supply, infrastructure, and market design
- Quantify the critical role of the public sector in helping to finance the massive capital investments needed for low-carbon projects
- Enhance public-private sector cooperation by building on the successful, productive network between industry and the public sector established in the IHS CERA 2009 European Policy Forum