Tue, Apr 16|
YEP_BXL Session hosted by Agora Energiewende
YEP_BXL are meeting again! This time we will be hosted by Agora Energiewende and we will discuss the ways how to reach the 2030 energy and climate targets.
Time & Location
Apr 16, 2019, 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
ECF Offices, Wetenschapsstraat 23, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
About the event
Dear Young Energy Professionals,
It is our pleasure to invite you to the next YEP session hosted by Agora Energiewende, who will present their recent report „European Energy Transition 2030: The Big Picture“. Then we will have the opportunity to discuss the strategy, how to achieve the 2030 energy and climate goals.
In 2018, the EU has decided upon an climate and energy framework up to 2030. The aim is to have a clean, affordable and reliable energy system in Europe. To that end, greenhouse gas emissions are to decline by at least 40 percent below 1990 levels, renewables are to deliver 32 percent of our energy and efficiency is to improve by even 32.5 percent. But what do these targets really mean? How will Europe’s energy system look like in 2030? Which aspects of the transition are particularly important?
Against this background, Agora Energiewende have published their report as a basis to understand where we are heading in Europe. For example, the overall renewables target translates into a Europe-wide 57 percent share of renewables in the power sector by 2030, implying that wind and solar will shape Europe’s power system. And the greenhouse gas target implies that coal will need to be cut by two thirds, gas to be reduced by 30 percent and oil by 25 percent – asking for socially just concepts for this transition.
The European Energy Transition 2030 is a political project that concerns us all. It will demand European politics to address key issues to make it happen. In this report Agora Energiewende suggest ten priorities and four flagship initiatives. The report is complemented by a technical document that translates the recommendations into a concrete work plan for the new Parliament and the new Commission.
The meeting will take place at ECF Offices in the Rue de la Science 23 on Tuesday, 16th of April. Please arrive at 16:30 so that we can start at 17:00 sharp. As always, informal drinks at Place Lux will follow. Please, book your seat as soon as possible as the capacity of the room is limited. The meeting is open to the YEP_BXL members only, our subscribers, however, are invited to join us later for the drinks.
Looking Forward to see you all!
Daniel & Henning & Philip & our host Andreas