Wind Power Action Plan - Winds of change?
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During her State of the Union address, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stressed the crucial role of the wind industry in delivering the EU Green Deal but also remarked that the industry is facing a unique set of challenges.
To address them, on 24 October the European Commission announced its new Wind Power Action Plan, aimed at maintaining a healthy and competitive wind energy supply chain, with a clear and secure pipeline of projects, attracting the necessary financing and competing on a level playing field globally.
The Plan sets out immediate actions to be taken together by the Commission, the Member States and industry, by focusing on six main areas: acceleration of deployment through increased predictability and faster permitting, improved auction design, access to finance, a fair and competitive international environment, skills and industry engagement, and Member States commitments.
Join this Euractiv Hybrid Conference to discuss the Commission’s newly announced Wind Power Action Plan. What will be its role in making the wind industry a ‘European success story’, as President von der Leyen called it in her State of the Union speech? And how is it going to address the unique challenges that the wind industry is facing?
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Ditte Juul Jørgensen
Director-General, DG ENER, European Commission
Deputy Head of Cabinet Federal Minister Energy, Federal government of Belgium
Morten Petersen MEP
Vice-Chair ITRE Committee, European Parliament
Chief Policy Officer, WindEurope
Senior Fellow, Bruegel
Vice-President for Regulatory Affairs, PGE
11:30 - 12:00 Registration of participants
12:00 - 12:05 Welcome
12:05 - 12:20 Keynote speech
12:20 - 12:30 Panellist statements
12:30 - 13:20 Discussion and Q&A
13:20 - 13:30 Closing statements
Followed by a light networking lunch
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