EU-UK co-operation: paving the way to net-zero and energy security

31Jan
2023
  • Reception in Brussels

Panel:

Will Macfarlane, UK Deputy Ambassador to the EU
Jerzy Buzek MEP (EPP, Poland), President of the EEF

Sean Kelly MEP (EPP, Ireland), Director of the EEF

Asheya Patten, Commercial Director of the Nemolink Interconnector, National Grid

Pierre Tardieu, Chief Policy Officer, WindEurope

Tsvetelina Penkova MEP (S&D,Bulgaria), Director of the EEF

The UK and the EU share the same interests in energy security and climate policy: both are committed to net zero by 2050 and to improving Europe’s energy security.

The UK remains an important part of the EU energy system; with UK gas interconnectors supplying LNG to help fill Europe’s gas storage across 2022, and all of the EU-UK gas and electricity interconnectors playing a crucial role in balancing supply across the UK, the Island of Ireland and mainland Europe.

In the medium-term, co-operation with all North Seas countries will support the build out of an offshore wind fleet and grid that will enable Europe to meet both its security and climate targets.

This debate will offer an opportunity to further discuss how the UK and EU can work together, post-Brexit, to meet their shared goals via renewables deployment, interconnection and wider co-operation.

 

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