Union Française de l’Electricité: symposium on development and climate change in Paris

The need for synergies between growth, innovation and climate change will be the key topic at the symposium that Union Française de l’Electricité (UFE) is organising in Paris on 8 October. The event will count on the presence of Mr Laurent Fabius, French Minister for Foreign Affairs in charge of the organization of COP21, and Mr Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Energy Union, who will present the European Commission perspective on the urgent need to reduce CO2 emissions.

 The COP21 conference that will take place in Paris next December has brought the fight against climate change at the forefront of the discussions in the energy sector at European level. In this context, electricity will be an essential tool to develop low-carbon power generation and ensure greater energy independence.

During the first session of UFE's symposium, a panel of 3 speakers will present different approaches on climate and innovation, followed by 2 round tables that will explore the synergies between digital and electricity sectors and the territorial dimension of the new energy dynamics. The second session will address the challenge of security of supply and the engagement of the electricity industry in the fight against climate change.

Representatives of the energy industry and EEF Associate Members such as Enel, Rte, EDF, ERDF or E.ON will take part in this conference. Registration is open until 5 October. For further information, please download the programme in English or refer to the conference website (only available in French).

Contact person: Andrea Renzulli andrea.renzulli@ufe-electricite.fr

The Union Française de l'Electricité (UFE) is the trade association of the French electricity industry. It represents employers in the electricity and gas branches of the industry and promotes the interests of generators, TSO, DSOs and suppliers in the economic, industrial and social fields, both at national and international level.  UFE brings together either directly or indirectly more than 500 companies, employing over than 120,000 people in France and with total sales in excess of 30 billion euros. Our members are: EDF, ENGIE, RTE, ERDF, Direct Energie, E-On, Enel France, CNR, SHEM, ELE, SER, FHE, BKW, UNELEG.