This online event ‘Can Europe reach climate neutrality without targets?‘ addressed how the energy sector could support climate neutrality by 2050. In particular, whether gas – natural, renewable and decarbonised – supports higher decarbonisation targets for 2030?
A full recording of the webinar is available below for those who were unable to attend.
Thursday 14 May 2020 from 09:30 to 10:30 (CET)
Moderation by James Watson, Secretary General of Eurogas
Insights from the German Presidency will be shared by Luis Manuel Schultz, Energy Attaché, Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU
Andreas Graf, Project Manager, EU Energy Policy, Agora EnergieWende
Maximo Miccinilli, Director Energy, CERRE
Meet the speakers:
Luis Schultz is an Attaché for Energy Policy at the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union since 2017. He negotiated the Clean Energy for all Europeans package and the Amendment of the Gas Directive among other files and is now preparing for the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union starting on 1 July 2020. Before joining the Permanent Representation he worked in the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy making energy markets and networks more flexible. He began to work in the energy sector at the German Federal Energy Regulator being in charge of the benchmarking of network operators. He holds a PhD in industrial economics by the University of Düsseldorf.
Andreas Graf is a Project Manager for EU Energy Policy and the Brussels Liaison for the Berlin-based energy transition think tank Agora Energiewende. In this role he helps to develop scientifically based and politically feasible recommendations for advancing the European energy transition, including through sectoral integration. Prior to joining Agora Energiewende, Andreas Graf was a Researcher at the environmental policy think-tank Ecologic Institute in Berlin supporting research projects and dialogue processes on German and EU energy policy, as well as a trainee in the European Commission and German Bundestag. Andreas Graf holds a Master in International Relations from the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the University of Potsdam.
Máximo Miccinilli is Energy Director at the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE). He was previously leading the public affairs activities of European Aluminium where he managed international campaigns on energy and climate matters. Prior to this, he was a manager in the energy and climate practice at Burson-Marsteller Brussels (now BCW), a leading global PA and PR agency. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Italian Ministry of European Affairs and the European Commission on single market and external policies. He holds a MA in European Law from the College of Europe (Bruges) and a MBA in Business and Finances from the Solvay Business School (Brussels).