The European energy crisis and the future of the UK-EU relations in the field of energy and climate

Testimony before the European Affairs Committee at the House of Lords, UK Parliament.

Publishing date
16 November 2022
Testimony Simone

On 15 November 2022, Bruegel Senior fellow Simone Tagliapietra presented testimony before the European Affairs Committee of the House of Lords, UK Parliament on the European energy crisis and the UK-EU relations in the field of energy and climate.

After Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, European countries have taken important steps to ensure security of energy supply and help families and businesses tackle rising energy prices. Thanks to all these actions, Europe managed to put itself in a resilient position ahead of the winter, and for now defeated Putin’s energy blackmail. However, Europe is not out of the woods yet. To ensure Europe’s energy resilience, further action is required on both demand and supply sides. In this context, maintaining cross-border energy trade between the UK and the EU is of paramount importance for both.

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House of Lords Testimony

About the authors

  • Simone Tagliapietra

    Simone Tagliapietra is a Senior fellow at Bruegel. He is also Adjunct professor of Energy, Climate and Environmental Policy at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and at The Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Europe.

    His research focuses on the European Union climate and energy policy and on the political economy of global decarbonisation. With a record of numerous policy and scientific publications, he is the author of Global Energy Fundamentals (Cambridge University Press, 2020), L’Energia del Mondo (Il Mulino, 2020) and Energy Relations in the Euro-Mediterranean (Palgrave, 2017).

    His columns and policy work are published and cited in leading international media such as the Financial Times, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Die Zeit, Corriere della Sera, Il Sole 24 Ore and others.

    Simone holds a PhD in Institutions and Policies from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Born in the Dolomites in 1988, he speaks Italian, English and French.

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