Central and Eastern Europe at energy crossroad: Challenges and Opportunities for the Renewable Energy
The webinar should contribute to the ongoing discussion in Renew and several committees on the possibilities of CEEs to reach the climate neutrality target. It should support Renew´s Members in its legislative tasks and in the negotiations with other groups on the related dossiers (E.G. TEN-E Regulation Review, Just Transition Fund, Resilience and Recovery Facility).
The focus is on the CEEs as the transition towards climate neutral economy puts a pressure on their energy transformation, particularly considering that the share of renewables in these countries is still below the rest of the EU. Increasing the share of sustainably sourced renewables and ensuring wind of change is vital to reach their climate neutrality.
This event will look to provide answers to the following questions:
- What is the state of play of Renewable energy (RES) in the Central and Eastern European countries? Where is the untapped potential?
- How can the CEEs countries increase their ambitions in National Energy and Climate Plans and fill the gaps between the plans and the potential of RES?
- How to unleash the power of community renewables?
- What is the role of public and private money and how to support investments in sustainable assets?
- Which economic sectors have the biggest potential to increase the share of renewables in the next decade?
- What can the countries where the wind does not blow and the sun does not shine do?
- How to create a market place for renewables?
What are the impacts of the RED II and the upcoming plans of the European Commission?
After the elections. The future of EU-US relations
The transatlantic partnership is old, deep and central to a law-based world order, but, in an international climate marked by growing great power competition, both partners must adapt to a new era.
The recently concluded US presidential elections represent an excellent opportunity to look ahead and seek ways to bridge the gap that has developed over the last years between the two sides of the Atlantic.
It is now more important than ever that Renew Europe focuses debates on this critical relationship for Europe.
The event aims to discuss the future of EU-US relations and ways to address the common challenges faced by the two transatlantic partners.