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Panel discussion

Wednesday, 12. April 2023 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Save in my calendar

Panel discussion

Building Europe’s energy future

The Green Deal Industrial Plan as an accelerator of the European energy transition?


The European Commission’s Green Deal Industrial Plan aims to counter the potential trade and competition distortion of the US’ Inflation Reduction Act. Nevertheless, the Plan can also be seen as an accelerator for Europe’s energy transition, along with the proposed Net-Zero-Industry Act, the reform process of the Electricity Market Design and the geo-economic reorientation away from fossil fuel dependence.

How can Europe seize this momentum to build climate-neutral and resilient energy systems? How can we ensure that Europe achieves its climate targets while developing competitive industries in new energy technologies? How can we trigger technology rollout and innovation? What is the potential of the foreseen European Sovereignty Fund in driving a European energy transition?


12:30 Arrival and light lunch

13:00 Welcome and moderation by Jan Philipp Albrecht, President, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin

13:10 Panel debate with:

  • Michael Bloss, Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA)
  • Jesse Scott, Visiting Research Fellow, German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin
  • Maria Leis, Programme Associate, Breakthrough Energy
  • Stefaan Vergote, Advisor - Innovation for a low carbon resilient economy, Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission

14:00 Q&A with the audience


Venue: Press Club Brussels Europe, Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels

This event is fully booked.

For any question, please contact Joan Lanfranco.

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Heinrich Böll Stiftung Brussels - European Union