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
- 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
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