The Future of EEAGs in times of the EU Green Deal: continuity or disruption?

Date: 
22/09/2020 - 14:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
TownHall Europe

The review of the State Aid Guidelines for Environmental Protection and Energy (EEAG) has begun, but doubts have been raised as to its scope and the way in which the European Commission will conduct this process. Yet, these are an extremely important tool for the EU energy transition towards a decarbonised energy system while guaranteeing security of supply.

As the Commission’s fitness check for the Guidelines is underway and stakeholders are in critical need for a precise understanding of the process, scope and consequences of the review, this event will present the findings of a new CERRE research project on “State Aid Guidelines for Environmental Protection and Energy (EEAG): review process, possible changes and opportunities”.

This study examines the EEAG review process and scope, focusing on possible areas of change. It considers the evolution of existing technologies and the proliferation of new actors shaping the landscape of a decentralised and complex energy system. It also studies the impact of the recently adopted Clean Energy Package and the intended ‘flexibility’ projected in the EU Green Deal.

Join key actors from the energy sectors including industry players as well as regulatory authorities, government agencies, policy-makers and representatives from the EU institutions and academic experts to debate the findings of this new research project.

 

Free for CERRE members and CERRE academics
Free for representatives from EU Institutions and from Governments
Fee for non-CERRE members and non-CERRE academics

13:30

Registration & welcome coffee

14:00

Welcome and introduction 
 

Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General,
CERRE

 

14:10

Keynote address
 

To be announced soon 

14:25

Presentation of the report ‘State Aid Guidelines for Environmental Protection and Energy (EEAG): review process, possible changes and opportunities’  | Main findings
 

Catherine Banet

Research Fellow, CERRE
Professor of Law, University of Oslo 

 
 

14:40

Reaction from the European Commission  
 

To be announced soon

14:50

Panel Discussion (see discussants below)
15:35
Coffee break

15:50

Presentation of the report ‘State Aid Guidelines for Environmental Protection and Energy (EEAG): review process, possible changes and opportunities’  | Challenges & recommendations 
 

Catherine Banet

Research Fellow, CERRE
Professor of Law, University of Oslo 

 

16:05

Reaction From an academic expert followed by a moderated discussion
 

Sean Ennis - tbc

Research Fellow, CERRE
Professor of Competition Policy, NBS, University of East Anglia

 

16:45

Closing address 
 

To be announced soon

17:00
Cocktail reception

Discussants

 

Maximo Miccinilli (moderator)

Director Energy,
CERRE

 

 

Simone Mori

Executive Vice President,
EU & Euro-Mediterranean Affairs, Enel Group

 

   

    Additional speakers will be announced in the coming days

  

Tuesday 22 September 2020, 14.00-17.00,
TownHall Europe

CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact info@cerre.eu


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