The energy transition is at the top of the EU’s agenda. This vital and complex transformation raises myriad questions, in particular for the EU’s industries, which form a cornerstone of its economy.
How are energy transition policies affecting (heavy) industry in the EU today? What approaches can industries and policymakers take to tackle climate change while supporting employment and competitiveness in the EU? In sum: How can a successful energy transition coexist with a strong industry in the EU?
This event will explore these questions from a wide range of angles – from business and industry, employment and policy – in order to provide a clear picture of the current state of affairs and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Welcome and Introduction
Javier Solana, President, EsadeGeo
António Calçada, Vice Chairman, Fundación Repsol
Energy-Intensive Industries in the Energy Transition
Fernando Soto, General Director, AEGE (Association of Energy-Intensive Industries)
The Employment Angle
Bert De Wel, Senior Advisor, Just Transition Centre, International Trade Union Confederation
Energy Transitions in Practice: The Steel Industry
Bartosz Nienałtowski, Public Affairs Manager, EUROFER (European Steel Association)
The Policy Angle
Antonio López Nicolás, Deputy Head of Unit Renewables and CCS Policy, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission
Panel Discussion and Q&A with Audience
Moderated by Iván Martén, Senior Fellow, EsadeGeo
Marta Camacho, Director of Institutional Affairs for Spain and Europe, Repsol
This event will be held in English without simultaneous translation services