Energy Policy Dialogue 2021
As one of Europe’s leading gas transmission system operators, Open Grid Europe is hosting its seventh Energy Policy Dialogue this year to send a clear signal that will resonate beyond state borders from North Rhine-Westphalia to Berlin and Brussels. With this format established in 2014, we offer representatives from politics, business, academia and society the opportunity to debate current aspects of the energy transition with far-reaching resonance.
This new decade will determine whether we are able to solve one of the biggest challenges of our time. If Germany and Europe manage to successfully address climate change and the energy transition as the existential challenges facing humanity, then this will set an example that resounds globally. Here Germany, as one of the world’s leading economies and the hub of the European energy supply system, will play a crucial role in securing the competitiveness of both Germany and Europe as business locations.
With its climate protection targets and decarbonisation strategy, as well as its “European Green Deal”, the European Commission is aiming to set a definitive course for the successful transition to a modern, resource-efficient and competitive Europe, set to be the first continent to become climate-neutral by 2050.
Against this backdrop, this year's Energy Policy Dialogue will shed light on Germany's role in the EU to achieve its climate and energy policy goals and to successfully implement the European Green Deal. The event will be held on 2 December 2021 from approx. 10:45 AM to 1:00 PM - the first time digitally.
The event will be held in German.
- Dr. Jörg Bergmann OGE CEO
- Frans Timmermans (requested) Vice-President of the European Commission
- Jens Geier Member of the European Parliament, S&D Group
- Holger Lösch Deputy Director General, BDI
- Stephan Singer Senior Climate Science and Global Energy Policy Advisor, Climate Action Network
- Dr. Kirsten Westphal German Institute for International and Security Affairs