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European energy decarbonisation: reinforcing the EU’s 2050 climate neutrality goal through a green recovery

10-06-2020

European energy decarbonisation: reinforcing the EU’s 2050 climate neutrality goal through a green recovery

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Decarbonising the energy sector in Europe by 2050 is an ambitious, yet achievable objective.

It implies a large-scale electrification of the transport and heat sectors, which in turn will allow a much higher penetration of renewable energies in the energy mix. Deep decarbonisation also involves an increase in the overall efficiency of the energy system and a reduction in the share of unabated gases in the energy balance.

The new reality brought about by the COVID-19 health crisis has reinforced the need to align the climate goals of the European Green Deal with the much-needed economic recovery efforts to build a more resilient, robust and sustainable EU economy.

Will a 'green recovery' plan be able to deliver the necessary innovation and jobs that are needed to kick-start the European economy? And what will be the role of the energy sector in this plan?

Join this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to discuss Europe's optimal decarbonisation roadmap, post-COVID-19.


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Location

Online

Speakers

Artur Runge-Metzger, Director Climate Strategy, Governance and Emissions from non-trading sectors, DG CLIMA, European Commission
Martin Porter, Executive Chair, CISL Brussels
Richard Sarsfield-Hall, Director, AFRY Management Consulting

Moderator

Frédéric Simon, Energy Editor, EURACTIV

Schedule

09:30 – 09:35 Introduction
09:35 – 09:40 AFRY study presentation: transport, heating, power sectors. Technologies evolving.
09:40 – 09:50 Opening statements
09:50 – 10:25 Moderated discussion & Q&A
10:25 – 10:30 Closing statements

Contact

Simona Ovesea
simona.ovesea@euractiv.com
+32 (0)2 788 36 86

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