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EU Energy Summit - the role and position of energy in the context of the EU long-term decarbonisation strategy

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The 5th EU Energy Summit, organised by Business Bridge Europe and by the European Business Summit (EBS), will take place in Brussels at the Egmont Palace on 5 March 2019.

  • Energy
When 05-03-2019
from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Where Brussels
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This year key topics include:

  • The direct contribution of energy for the reduction of GHGs
  • The effect that digitalisation and cybersecurity have on the EU energy system
  • EU energy sovereignty in the international context
  • Decarbonisation and sectorial integration.

In order for Europe to be in line with the Paris Agreement, the EU will have to surpass the targets, rules and guidelines it has imposed by adopting the «Clean energy for all Europeans » package by 2050.

How can Europe succeed and surpass these targets and how far should it go?

The draft EU long term GHG reduction Strategy unveiled in November 2018 by the European Commission sets out 8 different scenarios for the EU by 2050. Before the finalisation of this Strategy in 2020, it is now up to the Member States, the European Parliament, the industry and civil society to discuss, provide input on the feasibility of the strategy and determine which goals are achievable.

Similarly, EU industries will now need to translate the European objectives into sectoral goals and identify the technological and policy levers to reach them. This will certainly require a more transversal approach including cross-sector cooperation and coordination.

These questions will be at the forefront of the European energy and climate policy agenda, and are therefore at the heart of the 5th EU Energy Summit's debates, on 5 March 2019.

At the same time EU energy security and sovereignty are more and more disputed in a context of geopolitical tensions. And while digitalisation of the energy system is a game-changer, which offers major benefits to citizens and businesses, the increasing frequency of energy related cyber-attacks has the potential to become

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