16 September, 2014 | (01 hr)
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Energy cost is critical to the competitiveness of many firms. To reduce energy cost, firms can focus on reducing energy use, switching to cheaper energy sources, and increasing energy efficiency, but they also need to understand energy policy and the threats and opportunities it creates. Renewable energy and capacity mechanisms are important, but controversial elements of European energy policies and the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) continue to pose challenges. A sound corporate energy strategy should take the whole picture into account.
- Making the right energy choices to help competitive positioning
- Opportunities offered by renewable energy policies and long-term advantages
- Opportunities/challenges in different countries and across industries, and their impact on the competitive landscape
Lucas Bergkamp is Director of the Environment & Product Stewardship Council for The Conference Board. In this role, he works with members to identify opportunities to share experience and expertise relevant to managing environmental and product stewardship challenges.
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Fabien Roques is a Senior Vice President with the economics consultancy Compass Lexecon. His expertise spans European power and carbon dioxide (CO2) markets, with a specific focus on market design and regulation, strategy and restructuring, and asset valuation issues. Over the past decade, Mr. Ro...Full Bio
Bart van Ark
Bart van Ark is executive vice president, chief economist, and chief strategy officer at The Conference Board. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists in New York, Brussels, and Beijing who produce a range of widely watched economic indicators and growth forecasts as well as in-depth globa...Full Bio