Thursday, November 10, 2011

Energy Challenge and Environmental Sustainability, Venice, September 9th - 12th, 2012


12th IAEE European Energy Conference
"Energy Challenge and Environmental Sustainability"
Venice, September 9th - 12th, 2012

Deadline for submission: April 9th, 2012

The Italian affiliate of the IAEE (AIEE) will be the host of the 12th IAEE European Energy Conference - "ENERGY CHALLENGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY". The conference, organised by the AIEE - The Italian Association of Energy Economists, with the support of Ca' Foscari University of Venice and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, will be held on 9-12 September 2012, in Venice, Italy at Ca' Foscari University of Venice - the Campus of San Giobbe.

The geopolitical events that are changing the international context and the costs of energy supply in most of the European countries and world industrialized nations, make us believe that there will be significant changes in the energy sector during the next years.
The oil markets and the petroleum products will be characterized by high volatility and instability, with rising prices; the gas market will be more open and less tied to oil prices: the coal market, as well as the renewables market will be in strong recovery.
The nuclear accident in Fukushima has brought uncertainty about the development of nuclear power in many countries where this source was present or was being considered as a future resource, thus leading to a closure or a stand-by of many nuclear power plants. This will have two effects: the first is a greater reliance on fossil fuels for electricity production, the second is a negative impact on the environmental sustainability and on the future monitoring of the climate change on our planet.

The increasing dependence on fossil fuels, the problems of security of supply and the best solutions for mitigating climate change require urgent measures that Europe should quickly adopt.

As usual there will be a lot of concurrent sessions organized that should cover a broad spectrum of energy economics topics. The deadline for abstract submissions is April 9, 2012, so please do not wait any longer to submit your abstract at the following link The abstract may be up to two pages in length and should include: (1) overview (2) methods (3) results (4) conclusions. A sample abstract may be found by visiting the conference website.

The high-level program committee, headed by professor Carlo Carraro, President of Ca' Foscari University of Venice, will confirm paper acceptance by May 22, 2012. Authors whose abstracts are accepted will need to submit their full-length paper by July 1st, for the conference on-line proceedings.

Learn more about the conference by visiting

Phone: +39.06.3227367; Fax: +39.06.3234921

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