Past Event

15 years later: The fundamentals of the European gas and electricity markets revisited

Does Europe need to give itself the tools to pursue a genuine energy policy, even if this means tinkering with the EU treaties? Or should it continue to muddle along and play a subservient role, as has already happened in dealing with the question of gas and electricity and even the fight against carbon dioxide […]

Date: Mar 31 - Topic:

Does Europe need to give itself the tools to pursue a genuine energy policy, even if this means tinkering with the EU treaties? Or should it continue to muddle along and play a subservient role, as has already happened in dealing with the question of gas and electricity and even the fight against carbon dioxide emissions?

In meeting demand for energy in Europe, must the real contribution made by sustainable energy sources be based on a very expensive support mechanism whose contribution to the collective added value is now starting to be doubted? Wouldn’t it be better to first encourage the necessary scientific research and to e.g. promote new projects for developing the necessary advanced technology?

Jean-Pierre Hansen  Is member of the Executive Committee GDF SUEZ, Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain, the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and Visiting Scholar at MIT (Cambridge, US).

He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a degree in Economics and a PhD in Engineering and worked in the electricity industry for more than 35 years.

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