PRIVATE WEBINAR | The energy transition and fairness: looking ahead

10/06/2020 - 14:30 to 16:00

The effort to make Europe the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050 requires a strong commitment to adapt the existing policies in relation to the new targets, while ensuring the fairness of the transition to a greener and more sustainable economy.

The COVID-19 emergency has contributed to highlighting another aspect of this fair transition: energy poverty (i.e. energy becoming unaffordable). This debate has been exacerbated by the effects of the crisis, which has also raised potential liquidity challenges for the energy sector.

The distributional effects of the future energy and climate policies add another layer of uncertainty for policy makers, companies, regulators and citizens. Measuring socio-economic effects of such policies and re-calibrating regulation could become crucial to secure social acceptance of the fast climate transition that the European Commission is aiming at.

During this webinar, Prof Sean Ennis and Dr David Deller (University of East Anglia and members of the Centre for Competition Policy) will present their views on energy poverty in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis. Mirko Armiento (ENEL Foundation) will provide some preliminary thoughts on a new study dedicated to distributional effects of selected climate policies.

The webinar is open to all CERRE members. If you’re interested in joining the CERRE community, contact us.

Wednesday 10 June 2020, 14.30-16.00,

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