On 14th December 2012 E3G, Smart Energy for Europe Platform (SEFEP) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) co-organised “Re-energising Europe – Debate on the future of Europe’s energy systems”, an event hosted by the permanent representation of Cyprus.
Representatives from the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, the Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU, European Commission (DG Energy), the ECF Energy Strategy Centre and the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU took part in the debate.
The event kicked off with a presentation based on recent research by E3G, SEFEP and WWF. It highlighted the need for the EU to seek a risk-managed approach to delivering climate and energy objectives, rather than focusing solely on minimising cost. The presentation is attached here for download.
An animated panel discussion followed, during which participants addressed the need to prioritise energy efficiency, the importance of energy security (especially in the context of energy islands), decarbonisation potential, carbon capture and storage risks as well as how the European energy agenda will look like for the next few years.
The event agenda and a full list of participants can be found on the WWF website.