HOW CAN THE EU ACHIEVE A FAIR, SUSTAINABLE AND EFFICIENT TRANSITION FOR EUROPE’S ENERGY SYSTEM?

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HOW CAN THE EU ACHIEVE A FAIR, SUSTAINABLE AND  EFFICIENT TRANSITION FOR EUROPE’S ENERGY  SYSTEM?

Date / Heure
04/10/2023
18 h 00 min - 20 h 00 min


Wednesday 4 October – 18h00-20h00 – University Foundation (Brussels).

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To achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, European policies are based on two main levers:
lower energy consumption and strong electrification of uses in all sectors. The
RePowerEU plan, while confirming the need for a massive increase in all renewable
energies, both molecules and electrons, reaffirms the desire to accelerate the
electrification of uses to replace fossil fuels for heat production in industry, buildings and
transport.
For all these policies, the optimization of the energy system, the economic and social
risks associated with rising energy prices, employment and professional transition
issues, the minimization of operational risks, the verification of the system’s resilience,
and the non-climatic environmental impacts of the choices made are not, or hardly,
addressed. Choosing an energy mix for Europe, however, calls for an assessment of all
the impacts, particularly the social impacts, which is essential if the transition is to
remain chosen, desirable and achieve its objective.
In that context, Confrontations Europe organises an exceptional conference to present
the results of its latest research study entitled “Benefits of energy complementarities in EU
27 Energy Transition”.
This panel discussion will be held around :

  • Dominique Ristori, Former Director General, DG Energy
  • Michel Derdevet, PrĂ©sident of Confrontations Europe
  • Piotr Kus, General Secretary, ENTSO – G
  • Catharina Sikow-Magny, Director of “Green Transition and Energy System
    Integration”, DG Energy, European Commission
  • Ludovic Boet, Confederal Secretary, ETUC
  • Claire Waysand, Executive Vice-president – General Secretary, Engie