Catalysing European energy research for a climate-neutral society by 2050
Energy transition is happening across Europe, driven by net-zero policy targets and innovation, but the sector still accounts for two-thirds of Europe’s emissions. With demand still rising, we must employ a myriad of new technologies, investment opportunities, business models, and regulatory frameworks to ensure net-zero by 2050.
Energy Transition 2.0 Europe (ETE2.0) organised by Climate Action, is a highly focused forum taking place in London on 29 April 2020. It will convene 300 major stakeholders from power, heat, and transport to discuss the decarbonisation of Europe’s energy system. ETE2.0 strengthens industry networks, investment, and commitments, identifying innovative solutions supporting the decarbonisation of all energy systems through a whole systems approach.
EERA Secretary-General Adel El Gammal will be on a panel discussing “Policy and regulation for whole system transition: How does it all fit together?”, which will start at 09:40. This session will explore how robust policies are encouraging whole system transition, by viewing transport, heat, and power as part of the same low carbon conversation; aligning climate change targets with long term policy for market certainty; and ensuring social fairness for a just transition. Panelists will discuss the role of regions and local authorities in driving innovation from the bottom up and the need to integrate rapidly diversifying assets.