Energy for a Changing World: how feasible is the new energy and climate policy of the European Union?

Speakers: Dr. Dorette Corbey (PvdA), Helma Neppérus (VVD), Ir. Rein Willems (Shell)

Dear YES-Members,

Hereby we kindly invite you for a joint YES-DC / Young Shell activity on Thursday, 8 March:

‘Energy for a Changing World: how feasible is the new energy and climate policy of the European Union?’

On 10 January, the European Commission launched a plan for a new energy and climate policy with ambitious goals for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the use of renewable energy. Are these goals ambitious enough? Is there sufficient support of member states and industry to realize the plans? What are the consequences of the new policy for companies? Is the current state of the art technology sufficiently matured to meet the goals?


  • Mrs. Dr. Dorette Corbey, Member of the Europarliament for the Socialist Group/Dutch Labour Party (PvdA)
  • Mrs. Helma Neppérus, Member of the Dutch House of Representatives for the Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)
  • Mr. Ir. Rein Willems, Member of the board of the Dutch Association of the Confederation of the Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW), President of Shell Netherlands.

Discussion leader:

Mr. Jos Cozijnsen, MMA, Consulting Attorney Emissions Trading


Shell Den Haag

Preliminary program:

The program consists of three introductory speeches of the speakers, followed by a discussion with the audience.

Time schedule:
19:30h-19:40h: Welcome and introduction
19:40h-19:55h: Introductory speech Mrs. Dorette Corbey
19:55h-20:10h: Introductory speech Mrs. Helma Neppérus
20:10h-20:25h: Introductory speech Mr. Rein Willems
20:25h-21:30h: Discussion with the audience
21:30h-22:30h: Drinks

Language: English

Subscription procedure:
To attend the activity, you should subscribe by sending an e-mail to with your name. If you wish to bring guests (i.e. non-YES-DC-members), their full names should also be listed in this e-mail, together with the indication “(guest)”. Subscription closes at Thursday, 1 March at 18:00h. On Friday, 2 March, you will be informed by e-mail whether you (and/or your guests) can attend the activity. If the number of subscriptions is larger than the number of seats, YES-DC members will have priority over guests. Within these categories, seats will be assigned on the basis of time of subscription.

Participation fee:
All YES-DC participants and guests have to contribute € 5, – to the event. For this contribution you can attend the discussion and have free drinks afterwards. The fee can be paid cash at the start of the activity. We would be most grateful if you could pay the exact amount.

We hope to meet you on 8 March for this activity!

Kind regards,

Hans van Kuijk (Board Member YES-DC)
Gijs Termeer (YES-DC)
Afkenel Schipstra (Treasurer Young Shell)
Haike van de Vegte (Chairman YES-DC)