Why a New Summit
“Europe is on the brink of a clean energy revolution”, said Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete presenting, in November 2016, the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” legislative package.
Indeed, with three main goals which are putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for consumers, the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” proposals are expected to shape the key remaining pieces to fully implement the EU's 2030 climate and energy targets.
This is why this legislative package will be at the forefront of the European inter-institutional discussions during the next months in 2018, and, why it will be, therefore, at the heart of the 5th EU Energy Summit’s debates, on 5 March 2018.
Indeed, the 5th edition of this annual high level Conference on EU Energy Policy will give an excellent opportunity to discuss crucial issues such as energy efficiency, renewables, the design of the electricity market, security of electricity supply, governance rules for the Energy Union, but also actions to accelerate clean energy innovation, to renovate Europe's buildings as well as measures to encourage public and private investment.
HOW WE DO THIS
Just like the previous EU Energy Summits, in November 2014, February 2016 and March 2017, which were considered successes thanks to the quality of the debates as well as the high number of participants (an audience of almost 800), this 5th edition will again bring together representatives from national and European institutions, energy and industry sectors, civil society and media, for public discussion and debate between the main high-level political decision-makers and industrial leaders as well as with all the participants .