28
Feb
2020
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Paris
from 09:00 to 11:00
This event is restricted
Seville, Spain - June 10, 2018: Solar tower surrounded by mirror panels harnessing the sun's rays to provide alternative renewable green energy. Situated in Andalucia, Spain.
Seville, Spain - June 10, 2018: Solar tower surrounded by mirror panels harnessing the sun's rays to provide alternative renewable green energy. Situated in Andalucia, Spain.

Spain, the Green Deal and the energy transition Closed door energy breakfast discussion

Spain is the fourth largest economy of the Eurozone, its economy is back on track and its Prime minister Pedro Sanchez managed to set up a coalition in a fragmented parliament. The country appears to be both an institutional and energy policy laboratory that attracts a lot of attention. 

Spain embarked on an ambitious plan to decarbonize and entirely rely on renewables for power generation. It laid out a comprehensive plan for phasing out coal fired power generation. Repsol, the country’s leading oil and gas company, has committed to carbon neutrality by 2050 and Iberdrola operates over 27 GW capacity in Spain and Brazil, UK, Mexico and the US. Spain’s hydro, solar and wind resources as well as pivotal location close to Africa make it a decarbonisation hub that can also impact neighbouring markets. Ifri’s Center for Energy & Climate aims to discuss Spain’s energy and climate policies as well as Spain’s views and positions with regards to the EU energy and climate policies.

Introduction: Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director, Center for Energy & Climate, Ifri

Speakers:

  • Gonzalo Escribano, Director, Energy and Climate Change Programme, Elcano Royal Institute
  • Juan Ignacio Del Castillo, Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition, Counselor, Spanish Embassy to France and Permanent Representation to the OECD/IEA

Discussant: Olivier Appert, Special Advisor, Center for Energy & Climate, Ifri

 

Address: 
27 rue de la Procession, 75015 Paris
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For more information on the debate and for registration, please contact Cécile De Cordier: decordier@ifri.org

Keywords
Energie Energy transition Spain