Energy Transition: towards the final energy mix in 2050

16Oct
2019
  • Dinner debate in Brussels

Chaired by Jerzy Buzek - MEP, President of the European Energy Forum

Speakers:

Filip Grzegorczyk - CEO Tauron Polska Energia, Vice-President PKEE

Jaroslav Míl - Special Envoy for Nuclear Energy, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic

Martin Spolc - Head of Unit « Financial technology and sustainable finance »,  DG FISMA

Lukasz Kolinski - Head of Unit « Economic analysis and Financial instruments », DG ENERGY 

The pathway to long-term climate neutrality plays a central role in the transition of the power sector across Europe. A timely discussion on what will be the final energy mix in 2050 considering regional specificities is essential. For some economies, achieving neutral or negative emissions requires additional efforts and calls for support.

The importance of a sustainable approach to energy transition was recognized by the COP24 Presidency, as shown by the adoption of the Silesia Declaration on Solidarity and Just transition during the Katowice Summit.

The 2019-2024 European Parliament should focus on finalizing the MFF, the long-term 2050 vision as well as sustainable financing in light of the Just Transition principle. In the previous term, the ITRE Committee provided a good starting point for this, including the proposal for the establishment of a Just Energy Transition Fund.

During this EEF dinner-debate, speakers introduced by Polish Electricity Association (PKEE) and CEZ Group will present complementary solutions for the transformation of the energy sector in the Central European region. They will explain how financing could be extended to available mature technologies such as nuclear, wind and gas applications, hoping to provide ideas to contribute to the success of the 2050 strategy.

We look forward to a fruitful debate!