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Rethinking security of gas supply in the EU

How can Europe ensure a secure supply of natural gas, so vital for its citizens' wellbeing and prosperity? As they launch a new paper on the topic, our scholars discuss the issue with high-level experts.

Date: January 20, 2016, 12:00 pm Topic: Green economy

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Energy security is crucial to ensure that Europeans do not freeze in winter, that their industry can flourish and that they cannot be blackmailed in vital foreign policy questions. Gas plays a special role. Last year, Europe’s near-total dependence on Russian gas (and Ukrainian gas transit) triggered the debate on EU Energy Union. This became one of the flagship projects of the Junker Commission.

This event marked the launch of Bruegel’s latest policy proposal in the field of energy and climate. The authors, Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann, argue that the current focus on supply diversification and reduction of import dependence is expensive and insufficient to provide a systemic response. Instead of doing everything to reduce gas supplies from key suppliers, the proposal suggests that gas supply security could more effectively be safeguarded by ensuring that unused alternatives are maintained. These could be tapped into for an indefinite period of time in case of supply disruption from a key supplier.

The proposal were discussed with Stefan Moser from the European Commission, and key representatives of the energy industry, including Thierry Deschuyteneer from Gas Infrastructure Europe.

Event Materials

Rethinking the security of the European Union’s gas supply | Simone Tagliapietra & Georg Zachmann

Presentation | Simone Tagliapietra

Event Notes

 

 

Schedule

Jan 20, 2016

12.00 - 12.30

Check-in and Coffee

12.30 - 12.50

Presentation

Simone Tagliapietra, Senior Fellow

12.50 - 13.40

Comments and Panel Discussion

Chair: Ilze Nagla, Europe Correspondent, Latvian Television

Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow

Stefan Moser, Head of Unit - Security of Supply, European Commission DG Energy

Thierry Deschuyteneer, Executive Secretary, Gas Infrastructure Europe

13.40 - 14.00

Audience Q+A

14.00 - 14.30

Lunch

Speakers

Thierry Deschuyteneer

Executive Secretary, Gas Infrastructure Europe

Stefan Moser

Head of Unit - Security of Supply, European Commission DG Energy

Ilze Nagla

Europe Correspondent, Latvian Television

Simone Tagliapietra

Senior Fellow

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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