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European competition policy and the energy transition

In the transition to a low carbon energy sector, what role does the European Commission foresee for competition policy ?

Date: October 12, 2015, 12:00 pm Topic: Digital economy and innovation

Ambitious European Union targets for decarbonising the economy are already shaping the energy sector. Competition policy has to react to this step-change. Authorities must not block this transformation by clinging to out-dated models, but they must also be vigilant not to accept it as an excuse for undue state-intervention. The issue raises manifold questions for competition policymakers. What is the role of state aid (supporting renewables or capacity mechanisms)? How can we define markets for antitrust surveillance and merger control?

We were delighted to welcome Commissioner Vestager for a discussion about the role of European competition policy in the energy market, and especially its potential impact on the transition to a low-carbon energy sector.

EVENT RECORDING

EVENT MATERIALS

Carlos Salle Alonso | Presentation
Event Notes

Schedule

Oct 12, 2015

11:30 - 12.00

Check-in and Coffee

12:00 - 12:30

Presentation

Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President, European Commission

12:30 - 13:30

Comments and Audience Q+A

Chair: Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow

Carlos Sallé Alonso, Director of Energy Policies and Climate Change, Iberdrola

Justus Haucap, Member of the Scientific Council

13:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Speakers

Justus Haucap

Member of the Scientific Council

Carlos Sallé Alonso

Director of Energy Policies and Climate Change, Iberdrola

Margrethe Vestager

Executive Vice-President, European Commission

Georg Zachmann

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevón

[email protected] +32 2 227 4212

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