Both the UN Climate Change Conference and Germany’s failed coalition talks show that, though the path towards an affordable, safe and environmentally friendly energy system may be rocky, it is still one of the current issues critical for our future. Germany’s planned “energy transition”, the sustainable reconstruction of our energy supply, is no longer something in the distant future, but rather an issue for the present.

But what changes do we need to make to our energy system to ensure we reach our climate change targets in a cost-effective manner? What sort of framework must the next German government create to guarantee the success of the energy transition? Indeed, it was the future of Germany’s energy and climate policy that proved to be the greatest bone of contention during the failed coalition talks between the CDU, FPD and the Greens.

We are delighted that the CEO of RWE AG, Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz, will be able to join us at ZEW to share his view on the situation.

We would like to thank the ZEW Sponsors’ Association for Science and Practice for supporting the lecture series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”.

Speaker

Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz

Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of RWE AG

Additional information

Participation is by personal invitation only. If you are interested in attending the event, please contact event@zew.de.

Location

Date

20.02.2018 | 18:00

Event Location

Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH (ZEW)

L 7, 1 68161 Mannheim

Contact

Contact

Conference Management