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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 Chair

Dr. Karl AIGINGER

Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

since 1970 Economic Researcher, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
1982 Visiting Professor, Stanford University, California
1984-1987 Deputy Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
1991 Visiting Professor, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts
1993-2000 Member, Supervisory Board, ÖIAG - Österreichische Industrieholding, Vienna
1996-1998 Deputy Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
1997 Visiting Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
2000-2004 Deputy Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
since 1992 Honorary Professor, Industrial Economics & Economic Policies, Johannes Kepler University Linz
since 2000 Editor, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade together with Marcel Canoy
2002 Visiting Professor, Research and Lecturing, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
since 2005 Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
since 2006 Professor for Economic Policy, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
since 2012 Coordinator, WWWforEurope (European Commission FP7)

Mag. Cornelia DANIEL

Owner, Dachgold e.U., Vienna

2008-2009 Assistant Vice President, Tola Solar AG, Vienna
2007-2010 Freelancer, WeissSee Initiative - Startups for a sustainable future
since 2010 Energy blogger for several platforms
since 2011 Owner, Dachgold e.U., Vienna
since 2012 Editor-in-Chief, Ecoquent-Positions Blog
since 2013 Founder, Analytical Tool on Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) www.gestehungskostenrechner.com
since 2014 Founder, Solar Initiative, "TausendundeinDach"

Dr. Christoph FREI

Secretary General, World Energy Council, London

2000-2001 Research Fellow, Centre for Energy Policy and Economics, EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne
2001-2003 European Master, Applied Ethics, University of Zurich
2001-2009 Senior Director, Energy Industries & Strategy, and Member, Executive Council, WEF - World Economic Forum, Cologny
2002-2003 Lecturer, "Energy Systems in an Economy Wide Framework", EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne
since 2006 Titulary Professor, EPFL - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne
since 2009 Secretary General, WEC - World Energy Council, London

DI Andrä RUPPRECHTER

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

1989-1997 Member, Cabinet of Austrian Federal Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry Franz Fischler, Wilhelm Molterer, Vienna
1993-1994 Member, Negotiation team on expert level for the agriculture chapter of the Austrian accession negotiations to the European Union
1995-2002 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
1998 President, SCA - Special Committee on Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels
1998-2002 Deputy Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
2002-2007 Director General, Department Agriculture and Nutrition, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna
2006 Head, National delegation, Council of Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels
2007-2013 Director for Rural Development and Agriculture Finances, General Secretariat, Council of the European Union, Brussels
since 2013 Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
since 2017 President, Union of European Federalists Austria, Vienna

Dr. Eva SCHMID

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

2005-2009 Student Assistant, Maastricht University
2007-2009 MSc, Econometrics and Operations Research, Maastricht University
2009-2012 Ph.D. Project, Title: On the exploration of German mitigation scenarios, PIK - Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam and Technical University Berlin, Berlin
since 2012 Post-Doc Position, Group Energy Strategies Europe and Germany, PIK - Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam

DI Dr. Susanna ZAPREVA

Managing Director, Wien Energie GmbH, Vienna

1997-2000 Post-Graduate Studies, Technical Sciences, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
2002-2012 Studies, Business Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
1998-2001 University Assistant, Institute for Electrical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
1997-2001 Independent Consultant
2001-2009 Head of Business Department, different areas, Wienstrom GmbH, Vienna
2009-2010 General Manager, Wienstrom GmbH, Vienna
since 2010 General Manager, Wien Energie GmbH, Vienna

Mag. Georg GÜNSBERG

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

1995-1997 Project Development, Coordination Bureau of Austrian Environmental NGOs, ÖKOBÜRO
1995-1997 NGO Representative in the Austrian Delegation, Conferences of the Parties to the UN Climate Convention in Berlin (COP1) and Kyoto (COP3)
1998-1999 Civil Servant and Freelance Project Developer
2000 MSc in Political and Communication Science, University of Vienna
1999-2007 Advisor of Vienna Green Party Chairman Christoph Chorherr
since 2007 Independent Political and Strategic Consultant, Günsberg Politik- und Strategieberatung, Vienna

Economic Symposium

show timetable

01.09.2015

08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
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
06:00 - 07:00Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion – Peter Drucker Breakfast ClubPlenary
07:00 - 08:10Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income – Is (More) Redistribution Necessary?Plenary
07:30 - 08:30The Throwaway SocietyPartner
08:10 - 08:30Political Corner2Plenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st CenturyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly – Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic OutcomesBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and StartupsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education – What Has to be Done?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business LocationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations – What Next?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in EuropeBreakout
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 11: All the Same – All Different?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic ChallengeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 15: New Technologies – Old InequalitiesBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation – Inequality in Access to Markets and Political PowerBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 17: Equality – Location Dependent?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees – Opportunities for Growth & InnovationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth?Breakout
16:00 - 17:30Shifting the Perception – Solutions to Combating InequalityPlenary
19:15 - 20:45Young Talents – Maja Osojnik BandCulture

02.09.-01.09.2015

Magenta NightSocial

03.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan ShechtmanBreakout
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika KreschBreakout
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” Breakfast – Back to NormalityPartner
07:00 - 08:30Beyond Clichés – China’s Political and Economic StrategiesPlenary
09:00 - 10:20How to Grow or Not to Grow – that is the Question!Plenary
10:20 - 10:35ClosingPlenary
14:45 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner