Jeff D. Makholm

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Jeff D. Makholm State of the Union conference 2012

Jeff D. Makholm is a Partner with National Economic Research Associates (NERA), the oldest and largest active firm of consulting economists. Dr. Makholm (Ph.D. Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison) has worked on regulated infrastructure problems on six continents, advising firms, governments, regulatory and aid agencies and special interest groups…

Claude Mandil

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Claude Mandil SoU conference in Florence 2012

Claude Mandil served a four-year term from to 2003 to 2007 as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, based in Paris. While serving as Director General for Energy and Raw Materials at the Ministry of Economy, 1990 -1998, Mr. Mandil was instrumental in arranging for France to become a member of the IEA in 1991 and served as the IEA Governing Board Chairman from 1997 to 1998. During this time he also represented France at the Nuclear Safety Working Group of the G7, 1991-1998. Before joining the IEA in 2003, Mr Mandil was Chairman and CEO of the Institut Français du Pétrole and, previous to that, Managing Director of Gaz de France. Earlier posts have included Director General of Bureau of Mines and Geology (BGRM) 1988-1990; and Advisor in the FrenchPrime Minister’s office, 1981-1982…

Karsten Neuhoff

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Karsten Neuhoff State of the Union conference 2012 in Florence

Karsten Neuhoff leads the Department Climate Policy at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). Previously he was senior research associate at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge, leading projects on the future of UK power system, renewable integration and technology policy and coordinating for the research network Climate Strategies projects on the implementation of the European Emissions Trading Scheme and North-South Climate Cooperation…

David Newbery

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David Newbery at the SoU conference 2012

David Newbery, PhD, ScD, FBA, is Emeritus Professor of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge, a Director of the Cambridge Electricity Policy Research Group and a Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London. Educated at Cambridge with degrees in Mathematics and Economics, President of the European Economic Association in 1996, President-elect for the IAEE 2012, to be President in 2013…

Juan Perez

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Juan Perez SoU conference May 2012

Juan Perez – irector for Strategy and Business Development at EPEX SPOT SE. EPEX SPOT SE operates power spot markets for France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Day Ahead and Intraday). Together these countries account for more than one third of the European electricity consumption. EPEX SPOT is a Paris-based company under European law (Societas Europaea) with…

Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga

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Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga State of the Union May 2012 in Florence

Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga – MS, PhD (Electrical Engineering, MIT), Electrical Engineer (Comillas University). Professor and Director of the BP Chair on Energy and Sustainability and founder and first director of the Institute of Research in Technology (Comillas University). Permanent visiting professor at MIT (Engineering Systems Division). Commissioner…

Alberto Pototschnig

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Alberto Pototschnig speaker at the SoU 2012

Alberto Pototschnig is Director of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). Alberto is an economist with extensive experience in energy policy, regulation and market design issues, with a focus on European markets…

Pippo Ranci

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Pippo Ranci SoU conference 2012

Pippo Ranci – Professor of Economic Policy (retired) at the Università Cattolica in Milan, where he also taught Energy Economics and now teaches Ethics of Finance. He has been director (2004-2008) of the Florence School of Regulation at the European University Institute in Florence, where he is now advisor. He was president of the Italian regulatory…

Jorge Vasconcelos

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Jorge Vasconcelos at the State of the Union 2012

Jorge Vasconcelos – Chairman of NEWES, New Energy Solutions, a company acting in the field of renewable energy in Europe. Consultant to several international organizations (European Commission, World Bank) and national authorities…

Umberto Vergine

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Umberto Vergine at the SoU 2012 in Florence

Umberto Vergine – is Chief Operating Officer – Gas & Power at ENI.Umberto Vergine, born in Milan in 1957 is a Chartered Civil Engineer from Politecnico di Milano and joined Eni in 1984. Having started his career in Agip as Petroleum Engineer, he worked…