Mind the Gap - Can biofuels play a strategic role in reaching EU energy and food security?
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has highlighted the urgency of reducing the EU’s dependence on fossil fuels and supporting its energy and food independence. This effort will require mobilising an array of domestic resources.
Fit for 55 had already raised the stakes with major revamps of several laws affecting the EU biofuels sector – including the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), CO2 standards for cars, the revamp of the Effort Sharing Regulation and the Emissions Trading System with the possible inclusion of transport, and the Energy Taxation Directive.
Now, with the European Commission’s recent Communications on energy security and food security unveiled as a result of the war in Ukraine, those stakes are even higher.
This event, in the run-up to crucial European Parliament votes on Fit for 55 legislation, will answer key questions confronting the EU as it drives toward carbon neutrality, including: How can the EU scale up renewables in transport in order to meet its emissions-reductions goals? What role will low-carbon liquid fuels play in the transport energy mix? What will be the economic and societal impact of the EU’s climate proposals?
Join this EURACTIV Hybrid Conference to discuss how the EU can maintain its commitment to achieving Fit for 55 climate and energy goals in an uncertain geopolitical situation. And what is the evolving role of low-carbon renewable fuels in achieving EU climate and energy goals and the policy steps required to ensure that Europe can meet its commitments for 2030 and beyond?
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Leopoldpark, Rue Belliard 137
Bernd Kuepker, Policy Officer Decarbonisation and Sustainability of Energy Sources, DG ENER, European Commission
Henna Virkkunen MEP, Member ITRE and TRAN Committees, European Parliament
Adrian O'Connell, Researcher, International Council on Clean Transportation
Patrick Pagani, Senior Policy Advisor, Copa and Cogeca
Valérie Corre, Director Regulatory Affairs Alcohol and Ethanol Europe, Tereos & President ePURE
Dave Keating, Journalist, EURACTIV
15:00 - 15:30 Registration of Participants
15:30 – 15:35 Welcome
15:35 – 15:45 Panellist statements
15:45 – 16:50 Discussion and Q&A
16:50 – 17:00 Closing statements
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