In essence, the government and its citizens agree on the subjects of climate protection, reduction of CO2
emissions and the nuclear phase out.
However, when it comes to taking concrete measures for building power plants and power grids or for energy efficiency, opinions differ. Investments in the modernization of our infrastructure as well as in new technologies such as Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) encounter massive resistance among citizens. The impact of the energy turnaround on electricity prices including taxes and grid charges is equally hard to tolerate for citizens. Energy suppliers and the government have to negotiate with professionally organized citizens’ initiatives and reach a consensus acceptable to both parties.
Guided by the discussion chairs, participants at all three tables will debate the most controversial issues regarding citizen acceptance. At the end of these workshops, the chairs will present the results to the rest of the group.
Table 1: How can citizens, politics and the economy find a way to work together, and not against each other, to achieve the energy turnaround?
Chair: Franz Lamprecht, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, etv Energieverlag GmbH
Table 2: Smartly marketed – Marketing strategies for more acceptance
Chair: Frank Trurnit, Managing Director, Frank Trurnit & Partner Verlag GmbH
Table 3: How does a consumer become a prosumer? How does it affect energy prices?
Chair: Martin Heinrichs, Editor-in-Chief ew, EW Medien und Kongresse GmbH