Panel 2

Title: The Potential for Clean Energy Sources in Poland's Energy Mix

Topic: A look at clean and nuclear energy resources for Poland

Moderator: Grzegorz Wrochna, Director, National Center for Nuclear Research


Krzysztof Bolesta, Special Adviser to the Minister of Environment on Climate and Energy, Ministry of Environment
Yves Brachet, President EMEA, Westinghouse
Joe Condo, VP & General Counsel, Invenergy
George Crowley, Chairman, Crowley Group
Brent Fenton, President, Europe, Archer Daniels Midland
Bogusława Matuszewska, Vice President, PGE, (Polish Energy Group)
Lesław Kuzaj, CEO for CEE, GE
Chris Tye, Senior Vice President Operations, Fluor

Key issues:
To meet the EU's ambitious 20/20/20 targets, Poland needs to move away from its coal dependency to more environmentally friendly energy resources. Key elements in meeting these targets include developing and incorporating nuclear, wind, biofuels, and other renewables sources into Poland's electricity generating capacity. Poland is working to create a market-based financial and regulatory environment that supports the renewable energy sector and assures an adequate energy supply at reasonable costs to consumers. Adoption of new technologies and simplified regulatory environments will help to lower costs and promote the sector. This panel addresses what can be done to recognize the full potential of the sector in Poland.