Efficiency, renewables and fossil fuels – What’s the right energy for Europe?

On 25 January Fleishman-Hillard Brussels organised a roundtable discussion on the future of the EU energy mix, with a particular emphasis on the role that energy efficiency could play in this context. A discussion paper laying down the terms of the debate had been prepared by the FH energy team for the occasion. 50 participants were there to listen to Dagmara Koska, Member of Cabinet of Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger, delivering insights on the Energy Efficiency Directive, probably the most topical issue in the energy field at the moment. Her discussion with Sanjeev Kumar, Senior Associate at E3G also touched upon a variety of subjects, such as financing instruments, the need for affordable energy and the interconnections between the EU ETS, the Renewable Energy Directive and energy efficiency legislation. The event offered the opportunity for participants representing various parts of the energy sector to voice their own views and recommendations on the future of energy policy.