The 12th IAEE European Energy Conference on "Energy Challenge and Environmental Sustainability" will be hosted and organised by the AIEE – The Italian Association of Energy Economists, in cooperation with Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The Conference will be held on 9-12 September 2012, in Venice, Italy at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, in the Campus of San Giobbe.

Recent events – such as the conflicts within several North African and Middle East oil and gas-exporting countries, and the nuclear disaster in Japan – have added elements of uncertainty in the already complex evolution of the energy situation in the world and in Europe in particular.
Security of supply, geopolitical aspects and environmental problems are once more at the forefront.
The Conference aims at providing a forum for an analysis of the new developments and a new vision of the future.
No better stage can be imagined for this discussion than the magic and fragile environment of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The first plenary sessions of the 12th IAEE European Energy Conference will therefore be dedicated to the evolution of demand and to the new energy markets less dependent on major commodities.

A debate will follow on how to deal with climate change through better regulation of CO2 emissions and what opportunities Europe can get from these new regulations.
The last sessions of the Conference will deal with energy security in a geopolitical context that is getting more and more complex and difficult in all the main areas of the world .

Besides these main topics the 12th IAEE Conference will also discuss all the issues related to the environmental change and its new perspectives, such as energy efficiency, developing renewable sources, biofuels and sustainable transportation.

The deadline for abstract submissions is April 16, 2012. You could submit your abstract at the following link The abstract may be up to two pages in length and should include: (1) overview (2) methods (3) results (4) conclusions. A sample abstract may be found by visiting the conference website.

For further information about call for papers, registration, lodging and social events please visit the conference homepage on the IAEE website.