Phasing out fossil gas in Europe: Feasibility, Regulation and Financing Options for CEE and SEE EU Member States
The GEXIT project uses modelling by Artelys, TEP Energy and the Wuppertal Institute to develop a EU-27 pathway for gas phase-out by 2050, as well as national deep dives for several Central and South East European countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Slovenia. A particular focus of the project is on the buildings sector, including the development of National Building Action Plans for each of the nine deep dive countries. This session will present the overall GEXIT project and early results, followed by a panel discussion on the decarbonization of buildings in Slovenia and its impact on the power sector.
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Andreas Graf is a Senior Associate for EU Energy Policy at Agora Energiewende. In this role he helps to develop evidence-based and politically viable strategies to advance the goal of climate neutrality, with a particular focus on Europe and the building sector. Before joining Agora Energiewende, Andreas worked as a Researcher at the environmental policy think-tank Ecologic Institute in Berlin, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy and the German Bundestag. Andreas Graf studied political science, environmental studies, and Germanic languages & literatures in Germany, the US, Japan, and India.
Jure Vetršek graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana and received his master’s degree from the interdisciplinary study of environmental protection at the University of Ljubljana. He is a researcher and project manager at the Institute for Innovation and Development Institute of the University of Ljubljana, who has been involved in projects in the field of efficient use and renewable energy sources for more than 15 years. Among other things, he deals with energy efficiency, energy management, energy renovation and energy information systems.
Professor Marko Topič received D.Sc. degree from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1996. He has been a Full Professor and the Head of the Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics, University of Ljubljana since 2006 and an Affiliate Professor at the Colorado State University since 2011. Prof. Topič acts as the Chairman of the European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics (ETIP-PV.eu) and is frequently invited to lecture at conferences and foreign universities. For his achievements he has been decorated with several awards and recognitions, among them the European award Alexander Becquerel Prize for Outstanging Merits in Photovoltaics in 2022 and the highest national award in science – Zois Award that he received in 2008.
Janez Ramšak graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Maribor and received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering on the higher professional program. While working, he also completed studies on Bologna master’s degree in energy at the Faculty of Energy in Krško, within the University of Maribor.
He was employed at Powerplant Šoštanj for 15 years, where he actively participated in various projects, group management, leader of maintenance groups, maintenance programs and lead technical cases with GE company.
Since 2021, he has been employed at KPV, where he performs the work and duties of the Technical Manager. Now he is also a project manager of project Green transformation the district heating system in Šaleška Valley.