25/2/2014 – "Affordable Energy for All" - Stakeholder consultation by CoR Rapporteur Mr Christian ILLEDITS (AT/PES – ENVE)

Veranstaltungsort: Committee of the Regions, Brussels

The Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on the referral of the Greek Presidency on 'Affordable Energy for All'.
The affordability of energy and the related problem of 'energy poverty' are key issues in terms of their social impact, in the context of efforts to achieve the EU's goals in fighting climate change and making the European energy system more sustainable, and regarding the competitiveness of the EU at a global level. Local and regional authorities are directly concerned by this issue as energy producers, as energy consumers, and as the level of governance in charge of many aspects of consumer protection and support for local business.

The rapporteur on the opinion, Mr Christian ILLEDITS (AT/PES), Member of the Burgenland Parliament, together with his expert, Mr Johann BINDER, would be happy to meet with representatives of local and regional associations and other stakeholders for a consultation and an exchange of views on the relevant topic of this opinion. For this purpose, please find enclosed some background information as well as a set of preliminary questions to guide the debate on 25 February.

The consultation will take place on:

Tuesday 25 February 2014 between 2.30 p.m. and 4.00 p.m.
in the Committee of the Regions building
(Rue Belliard 99-101, B-1040 Brussels)
Room JDE 70.

The rapporteur would be very keen to hear your views during the meeting. After a short introduction by the rapporteur, stakeholders will be invited to exchange views with the rapporteur.

In addition, if you have any position papers relevant to the subject, you are welcome to send them to us by e-mail using the addresses below.

The meeting will be held in German with simultaneous interpreting, allowing you to speak in English and French as well. Please note that the rapporteur's mother tongue is German.

You can already register to participate in this debate to shape the rapporteur's views. For practical reasons, you are kindly asked to register your participation before 1.00 p.m. on Monday, 24 January 2014 via the following link.

For more information, please contact our team:
For the ENVE Commission secretariat: Mr Jens Zvirgzdgrauds, Tel: +32 2 282 2137

For stakeholder relations: Mr Peter Verlinden, Tel: +32 2 282 2170