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Breakfast session (Chatham House Rule)

Options for Sustainable Energy: The Answer, My Friend…?

May 14, 08:15-09:45
Room: Copenhagen

Bob Dylan, Blowin` In the Wind [1963]

As political, economic, and environmental considerations drive the decline of gas and oil consumption, the need for alternatives is increasingly acute. Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and its impact on the energy market have made the need for new, reliable, and sustainable energy sources even more relevant.

Speakers

Alain Bécoulet

Head of Engineering, ITER Organisation

Jyrki Katainen

President, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Jeppe Kofod

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

Tobias Lindner

Minister of State, Federal Foreign Office of Germany

Thomas O’Donnell

Energy & Geopolitical Expert

Moderator

Kadri Simson

European Commissioner for Energy

  • What are the prospects for increasing the use of renewable energy resources in Europe and beyond? 
  • Are renewables sufficient to sustain economic development?
  • Can the disagreements over the EU Taxonomy be resolved?
  • Is nuclear energy part of the problem or part of the solution?
  • How should the safety of nuclear power be seen in the light of attacks on power plants in Ukraine?
  • What is the role of new technologies?
  • To what extent and how should the EU guide investments in the energy sector?

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