FECER defends subsidiarity and complementarity in energy policy

green power

The European Federation of Executives in Energy and Research (FECER) is calling for consideration to be given to the full range of possibilities in research and development and in the construction and operation of low-carbon energy production facilities. This demand echoes not only the motto of the European Union « United in diversity » but also the geographical, political and historical facts of our continent.

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We need to encourage rather than frighten !

Sustainable Leaders Summit 2023

FECER, represented by its President Anne LASZLO, took part in the Sustainable Leaders Summit, organised for the third time by CEC European Managers at the end of November in Brussels. This meeting of executives and managers from all over Europe, as well as students, was devoted to the role of European leaders in responding to the immense challenge of our time, the climate and nature crisis. With its project on sustainable leadership and thanks to the financial support of the European Commission, CEC European Managers is helping to integrate sustainable skills, behaviours and values into European management.

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FECER General Assembly 2023

Focus on low carbon energy

The FECER puts the skills of its members at the service of managers in the energy and research sectors in Europe. From now on, it also wants to make its voice heard more loudly on energy and research issues. « Preserving Europe’s economic and climatic future, thanks to all low-carbon energies, while respecting technological neutrality, is a priority that requires the mobilisation of everyone« , declares Anne LASZLO, the association’s new president.

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Ignalina NPP: FECER visits the colossal worksite

At the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania, everything is huge. The building, which housed the two RBMK reactors and the engine room, is 660 metres long. The two 1500 MW reactors, commissioned in 1983 and 1987, were the most powerful in the world at the time. A third of the 4 planned reactors was under construction when Lithuania chose to join the European Union. 5,000 men and women were producing electricity in the geographical triangle of Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus. So it’s hardly surprising that the plant’s employees speak with pride of their industrial heritage. But the closure of this Chernobyl-type boiling water plant was a sine qua non condition for Lithuania’s accession to the European Union. The reactors were definitively shut down in 2004 and 2009 respectively, and their dismantling is largely subsidised by the European Union. Read more

European energy and research executives hold workshop in Budapest

FECER representatives from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Lithuania met in Budapest to better understand the issues and challenges of energy policy in Hungary, and to discuss developments in the composition of the European energy system.

This workshop, which was decided at the end of 2021, proved to be particularly topical in the context of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.

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Celebrations of Ignalina NPP federation’s 25th anniversary

On the event of the celebration of Ignalina NPP federation’s 25th anniversary, Thomas Schneider, President of FECER european energy sectoral federation of managers, has sent a warm letter of congratulations and support to the President Dranik, the delegates and members of the Independent Trade Union of SE Ignalina NPP.

In this letter he recalls the conditions in which Ignalia NPP federation was created and its commitments with the managers and with the employees of the power plant.