Low-Emission Mobility: is a 100% electric future realistic? The view from the gas, oil and electricity sectors.
Chaired by Jerzy Buzek MEP, President of the European Energy Forum
Mr Jean-Marc Leroy, President of GIE
Dr Andreas Pfeiffer, Global Head of E-Mobility E.ON Drive
Mr Khurram Gaba, Policy Planning Executive, ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical
Mr Ivo Schmidt, Cabinet of Vice-President Šefčovič, European Commission
This particular event addressed the issue from 3 different points of views :
Mr Jean-Marc Leroy, from GIE (Gas Infrastructure Europe - transmission, storage and LNG terminals) presented the role of gas infrastructure in finding a cost-efficient way to deliver the EU energy and climate goals in the transport sector.
Dr Andreas Pfeiffer, Global Head of E-Mobility E.ON Drive discussed how electric mobility is a central part of the energy transition. There are many benefits to ‘going electric’ - decreased road transport emissions, reduced NOx emissions, lower noise pollution and better integration of renewables- but the switch does not come without challenges, for example concerning deployment and non-standardized country law.
Mr Khurram Gaba, Policy Planning Executive, ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical presented the role of liquid fuels in transport in a low emissions economy.
Mr Ivo Schmidt, Cabinet of Vice-President Šefčovič, in charge of the Low-emission mobility from the European Commission highlighted why it is an integral part of meeting EU's Paris obligations as well as our global competitiveness.