CERRE is pleased to welcome Alessandra Botta as Project Officer Energy & Climate. Alessandra joined CERRE as an intern in January 2020 and has become an indispensable member of the team. She supports our Energy & Climate Director, Máximo Miccinilli, on research and activities.
3 questions to Alessandra
- What drew you to CERRE?
What initially sparked my interest was CERRE’s commitment to engage in research that has the ultimate purpose of improving the regulation of network industries in Europe. Every study CERRE produces serves this purpose, which adds great value to the think tank’s research.
- What do you think makes CERRE special?
CERRE’s fundamental trait is, of course, its pledge to independent research. I think this is what gives the think tank its incredible value – by being ‘super partes’ CERRE is able to provide recommendations that continue to improve the EU regulatory machine. To ensure this, we build bridges between academia, regulators and industry, which is the best part of working at CERRE.
- What do you see as the main challenges for Europe when it comes to energy and climate?
I think the biggest challenge facing Europe when it comes to implementing the energy and climate policies announced in the Green Deal (the extension of the EU Emission Trading System, the 2030 emissions reduction target, the Just Transition Fund…) is to ensure that the transition to a decarbonised economy will be as just and fair as possible for every European. Reaching climate-neutrality in a timely and cost-effective manner will be pivotal for meeting our ambitious climate targets. We must make sure to work together to build, as President von der Leyen said, “A Union that strives for more”.