On Wednesday 12 April 2023 (9:00-12:30 CET), the IBERDROLA Manuel Marín Chair for European Energy and Climate Policy will organise its annual conference entitled “The Fast and the furious: Speeding up the green transition”.
The event will be opened by European Commissioner for Environment Virginijus Sinkevičius and Chairman of Iberdrola Ignacio Galán. The conference is composed of two modules.
The first module is entitled “Renewables at full speed – what are the possibilities?”, which will explore the nexus renewables-environment, in particular in relation to expedited renewables permitting, offshore and onshore wind energy. It will explore the question of how fast the expedited deployment of renewables can go, and which challenges need to be met regarding the energy system, biodiversity and social acceptance.
The second module will cover the EU's Green Deal Industrial Plan. What are the different design options of the Plan, and how should the European Commission's proposal be evaluated? Are we at risk of companies offshoring, and what can the Green Deal Industrial Plan do? Does the loosening of competition rules to deal with the energy crisis risk leading to distortion in the EU’s internal market?
9:00 Doors open
Dirk Buschle, Chairholder of the Energy and Climate Chair
9:30- 11:45 Module 1 – Renewables at full speed – what are the possibilities?
This module will discuss the nexus of the climate and environment urgencies, in particular in relation to expedited renewables permitting, offshore and onshore wind energy.
- 9:30- 10:00 Opening discussion: Renewables Unlimited?
With Commissioner V. Sinkevicius (European Commissioner for Environment) and Chairman of Iberdrola Ignacio Galán
- 10:00-10:50 Panel Discussion Expedited permitting state of play, The power system challenge, The biodiversity challenge, Acceptance of renewables infrastructure in the human environment
11:10-12:25 Module 2 – The Green Deal Industrial Plan and the race to net zero
This module will discuss the energy transition in relation to industrial policy, in particular the Green Deal Industrial Plan. What are the possible design options for the Green Deal Industrial Plan, and how can the institutions best move forward to guarantee the competitiveness of EU companies in the race to net zero?
- 11:10-11:35 Keynote: A New EU Industrial Policy for the Energy Transition
- 11.35-12:25 Panel discussion Design options for the Green Deal Industrial Plan, the added value of an EU industrial policy, Challenges and opportunities to implement an IRA-rivalling EU industrial policy
12:25-12:30 Closing remarks
The full list of speakers and precise timing will be made available on this page and sent to the participants ahead of the event.
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