What is the future of the EU’s energy sector?
As part of the European Green Deal, the EU has set itself a binding target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieving climate neutrality by 2050. In light of this, the EU is working to achieve the ambitious goal of transforming its energy sector into a system based on renewables and low-emission energy sources.
This transformation means a complete reform, not only in how energy is produced in the EU but also in how it is used by consumers. 'Nobody should be left behind' is a phrase often quoted when discussing the energy transition.
Achieving climate neutrality is a great challenge for both the European Union as a whole and individual Member States. Some industry stakeholders express views that the cost is not just economic, but also social, as energy poverty is on the rise. They also say that when designing ambitious goals, EU institutions should take into account the economic and social circumstances of different Member States as well as the current geopolitical situation.
The European energy sector is at a crossroads. Join this EURACTIV Hybrid Conference to discuss its future. Questions to be discussed include:
- How do we ensure that the 2030 and 2050 targets can be achieved in light of the recent geopolitical developments?
- With most Europeans facing a winter of sharp price increases, how can energy poverty be addressed?
- What are the necessary technologies needed to ensure an efficient energy transformation? And at what cost?
- What has already been done to help climate change mitigation?
- What approaches are taken by different Member States to reach climate neutrality?
- What are the challenges and costs related to the energy transformation?
Brussels Network Office - International Press Centre
1 Bd Charlemagne // 2nd floor
PRESENTATION OF "THE POLISH ENERGY TRANSITION PATH" REPORT
Manager, Business Consulting, Business Transformation, EY
Tsvetelina Penkova MEP
Member ITRE Committee, European Parliament
Director, Energy, Mobility & Sustainability, CERRE
Research Fellow, Energy, Resources and Climate Change, CEPS
12:00 – 12:30 Registration of participants
12:30 – 12:35 Welcome
12:35 – 12:40 Introduction by Wojciech Dabrowski
12:40 – 12:50 Presentation of the report
12:50 – 13:00 Panellist statements
13:00 – 13:40 Discussion and Q&A
13:40 – 13:45 Closing statements
Followed by a light networking lunch.
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The transformation of Poland's energy sector, including measures to support the ailing coal mining sector, could cost up to €135 billion by 2030, according to a new report by management consultancy EY Poland.