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16: Energy Supply in Transformation – Inequality in Access to Markets and Political Power

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Energy supply is experiencing a structural transformation. Old business models are losing their guarantee of success; new challenges such as climate protection or the entry of diverse new actors onto the market render the extrapolation of previous developments obsolete. The debate around market access and agenda-setting power has been shaped by the discussion of long-standing privileges, new framework conditions and subsidies. What do the structure and the key actors of the future energy system look like? What rules and instruments do we need for the transformation of the energy market? Which factors are decisive?

Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
Owner, Dachgold e.U., Vienna
Secretary General, World Energy Council, London
Minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna
Researcher, PIK - Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research, Berlin
Managing Director, Wien Energie GmbH, Vienna
Founder and Managing Director, Georg Günsberg Policy and Strategy Consulting, Vienna

Dr. Karl AIGINGER

Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

Studies of Economics, University of Vienna Economic Researcher, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna Visiting Professor, Stanford University, California Deputy Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna Visiting Professor, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts Member, Supervisory Board, ÖIAG - Österreichische Industrieholding, Vienna Deputy Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna Visiting Professor, University of California, Los Angeles Deputy Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna Honorary Professor, Industrial Economics & Economic Policies, Johannes Kepler University Linz Editor, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade together with Marcel Canoy Visiting Professor, Research and Lecturing, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna Professor for Economic Policy, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
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Mag. Cornelia DANIEL

Owner, Dachgold e.U., Vienna

Studies, International Business, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Assistant Vice President, Tola Solar AG, Vienna Freelancer, WeissSee Initiative - Startups for a sustainable future Energy blogger for several platforms Owner, Dachgold e.U., Vienna Editor-in-Chief, Ecoquent-Positions Blog Founder, Analytical Tool on Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) www.gestehungskostenrechner.com
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Dr. Christoph FREI

Secretary General, World Energy Council, London

Doctorate, EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne Research Fellow, Centre for Energy Policy and Economics, EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne European Master, Applied Ethics, University of Zurich Senior Director, Energy Industries & Strategy, and Member, Executive Council, WEF - World Economic Forum, Cologny Lecturer, "Energy Systems in an Economy Wide Framework", EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne Titulary Professor, EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne
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DI Andrä RUPPRECHTER

Minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna

Assistant to the Director, Austrian Farmers' Union, Vienna Member, Cabinet of Austrian Federal Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry Franz Fischler, Wilhelm Molterer, Vienna Member, Negotiation team on expert level for the agriculture chapter of the Austrian accession negotiations to the European Union Head, EU-Coordination Unit, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna; Austrian Spokesman, SCA - Special Committee on Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels President, SCA - Special Committee on Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels Deputy Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna Director General, Department Agriculture and Nutrition, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna Head, National delegation, Council of Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels Director for Rural Development and Agriculture Finances, General Secretariat, Council of the European Union, Brussels Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
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Dr. Eva SCHMID

Researcher, PIK - Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research, Berlin

BSc, International Business, Maastricht University Student Assistant, Maastricht University MSc, Econometrics and Operations Research, Maastricht University Ph.D. Project, Title: On the exploration of German mitigation scenarios, PIK - Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam and Technical University Berlin, Berlin
2004-2007
2005-2009
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DI Dr. Susanna ZAPREVA

Managing Director, Wien Energie GmbH, Vienna

Studies, Electrical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Post-Graduate Studies, Technical Sciences, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Studies, Business Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna University Assistant, Institute for Electrical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Independent Consultant Head of Business Department, different areas, Wienstrom GmbH, Vienna General Manager, Wienstrom GmbH, Vienna
1992-1997
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Mag. Georg GÜNSBERG

Founder and Managing Director, Georg Günsberg Policy and Strategy Consulting, Vienna

Climate, energy and clean air campaigning, GLOBAL 2000 Project Development, Coordination Bureau of Austrian Environmental NGOs, ÖKOBÜRO NGO Representative in the Austrian Delegation, Conferences of the Parties to the UN Climate Convention in Berlin (COP1) and Kyoto (COP3) Civil Servant and Freelance Project Developer MSc in Political and Communication Science, University of Vienna Advisor of Vienna Green Party Chairman Christoph Chorherr
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12:00 - 12:50OpeningPlenary
13:30 - 14:20Understanding Inequality – an Empirical AssessmentPlenary
14:40 - 16:10Inequality of Opportunity – Causes, Impact and InterventionsPlenary
16:10 - 16:30Political CornerPlenary
16:30 - 20:00ecoplus Lower-Austria EveningSocial
16:30 - 17:30Rankings and Reality – Austria’s Economic Competitiveness Put to the TestPartner
16:30 - 18:30InEquality from a Female PerspectivePartner
18:30 - 20:00The Entrepreneurial Economy – How to Become a Champion?Plenary
20:00 - 21:00Illuminating AlpbachSocial
20:30 - 21:30Young Talents – Late Night ConcertCulture

02.09.2015

06:00 - 07:0015th management club Business BreakfastPartner
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07:30 - 08:30The Throwaway SocietyPartner
08:10 - 08:30Political Corner2Plenary
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09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?Breakout
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09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?Breakout
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09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business LocationBreakout
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