FIR Annual Conference 2019: What is the Energy (Policy) of the future? Fakulta mezinárodních vztahů

Začátek: středa 2. října 2019, 15:30
Konec: středa 2. října 2019, 19:00
Místo konání: VŠE - Žižkov
Kontaktní osoba: Fakulta mezinárodních vztahů
Tagy: studenti, veřejnost, zaměstnaci

What is the Energy (Policy) of the future?

The global warming, climate change and rising pollution became one of the most discussed issues of the current world. The global climate action and pushing for using renewable energies show how crucial this issue is.



Conference Opening




  • What are the main challenges and obstacles in implementing the energy efficiency goals? Are the set goals agreed in the EU feasible?
  • What benefits does Czechia see in implementing the energy efficiency policies? What is needed to make it happen?


Radoš Horáček, Team leader General Energy Efficiency, DG ENER, European Commission

Hans – Jochen Luhmann, Senior Expert, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Edward Robinson, Director, Culmer Raphael Ltd





David Šafář, Head of Grid Management and Strategic Projects, E.ON Distribuce

Petr Řeháček, EY Czechia

Kai Arne Springorum, HE Consulting



Closing Remarks




Hans-Jochen Luhmann

He has been working in Science Institution as Director of the Confederation of German Scientists (Vereinigung Deutscher Wissenschaftler (VDW), Energy Consulting (Fichtner) as Head of Economic and Legal Affairs and Scientific Policy Advice as member of the Wuppertal Institut for Climate, Environment, Energy. Currently, he is Senior Scientist at the Wuppertal Institute. He serves also as member of the Board of the „Vereinigung Deutscher Wissenschaftler (VDW)“ and as editor of the peer reviewed journal „Gaia“. He teaches climate policy at two Universities in Germany.


Edward Robinson

Edward began his career as a journalist working in Shanghai. He has since spent over a decade working in public policy and EU politics.

Edward has worked for the UK think tank Green Alliance, for Accenture Strategy and for the European Climate Foundation. He was part of the team that launched the UN Global Compact’s ground-breaking 2013 and 2016 studies on corporate attitudes to sustainability and of that which established the Europe Beyond Coal campaign in 2017.

Edward’s writing on European politics has been published in the Financial Times, The Guardian, OpenDemocracy and The New Internationalist, among others. He was a Labour parliamentary candidate at the 2015 UK general election and is currently writing a book on British politics to published by I.B. Tauris / Bloomsbury in 2020/21. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


Petr Řeháček

Petr Řeháček represents a team of strategic consulting for energy utilities based in EY Prague. He graduated in Energy management, Faculty of Electrotechnics, ČVUT, Prague. Prior to his energy consulting career, he spent 2 years in Telefonica O2 wholesale department. At EY, his main tasks are deliverance of complex management consulting concerning market and regulatory areas for the Czech and Slovak companies in sectors of power generation, central heating, distribution companies, etc. The energy sector is currently undergoing significant technological and market changes, however, it is (along healthcare) the least capable of change absorption. With the uptake of large amounts of energy that our electric vehicles will draw from the distribution grids in just 2-3 years, or with the market volatility and grid balancing that the renewables require, it is the most exciting time in the last 20 years to talk energy.


David Šafář

Mr. David Šafář, Head of Grid Management and Strategic Projects, E.ON Distribuce has worked in the energy sector many years. David studied at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering – University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, specialization: Smart Grids and Electromagnetical field.

During the past year David heavily worked in E.ON Group. He started on short-term attachments within E.ON Czech group during his studies. After that he worked as a Project manager – projects Smart Metering – feasibility study and implementation concept. Next years there were more big projects – Rollout Smart Metering E.ON., Homes storage, Reclosers. From year 2018 he is Head of Grid Management and Strategic Projects– grid development, asset strategy, investment plan, leading oh strategic projects and international projects.






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