with Tsvetelina Penkova (S&D, Bulgaria), Member of the European Parliament (invited) & Moderated by Sonja van Renssen, Editor-in-Chief, Energy Monitor.
*A fireside chat is a personal and interactive discussion involving a moderator and guest, allowing an audience to gain insights into the guest’s personal stories and thoughts on various topics.
PANEL SESSION 3
Fit For 55 - Unlocking Local Energy System Integration For Higher Ambition With its 'Fit for 55' legislation, the EU seeks to accelerate the uptake of clean energy solutions with the aim of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Taking an integrated approach to energy systems including electricity, heat and gas infrastructures will be crucial for delivering on ambitious objectives at the lowest cost to European citizens, businesses and industry. Local energy planning will further contribute towards an inclusive, resilient and secure energy transition that respects the diversity of energy consumers and local circumstances, as well as different starting points across EU Member States. This session will explore the challenges and opportunities of energy systems integration, showcasing success stories and identifying barriers to be addressed.
Moderator: Sonja van Renssen, Editor-in-Chief, Energy Monitor
PANEL SESSION 4
Finance for Clean Energy: CHP Investment Financing Solutions To deliver on its ambitious targets for reducing emissions by 2030 and becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, the European Union must mobilise massive investments in the development and deployment of clean technologies, using public funds and incentives to attract private capital. Given its pivotal role in the energy transition, the cogeneration sector can help to channel investments towards efficient technologies. This session will look at funding opportunities across Europe, best practices in EU Member States, and how to unlock existing sources of finance to support the uptake of cogeneration solutions.
Moderator: Simon Minett, Managing Director, Challoch Energy
Keynote Introduction (10 mins): Alexandra Tudoroiu-Lakavičė, Head of Policy, COGEN Europe