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Energy Infrastructure: second edition of Europe's Energy Infrastructure Forum kicks-off in Copenhagen

Energy Infrastructure: second edition of Europe's Energy Infrastructure Forum kicks-off in Copenhagen

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

On Thursday 23 June, Energy Union Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete will attend the second edition of the Energy Infrastructure Forum in Copenhagen.

Meetings with the Danish Energy Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt are foreseen.

The Forum was set up in 2015 and aims at facilitating stakeholders' participation in the policy shaping process and making sure that EU's energy legislation is goal-oriented, operational and comprehensive.

Electricity and gas transmission infrastructure are key to achieving the completion of the internal market as well as public policy goals such as reducing CO2 emissions and energy security. The Energy Infrastructure Forum is key to ensuring that the current energy infrastructure targets that are part of the wider climate action and energy framework continue to be ambitious and relevant, in particular the most immediate target of achieving 10% interconnections by 2020.

Under the Commission's chairmanship, the Forum brings together key stakeholders such as the members of the regional groups established for the priority corridors under its Trans-European Networks strategy (TEN-E), along with the EU and other civil society organisations.

The Forum is a key action to advance the development of trans-European energy infrastructure, which is vital to Europe's success in building a secure, competitive and sustainable Energy Union.

Follow the event on twitter via #energyif2016.

Read the open editorial by EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Arias Cañete and Danish Energy Minister Lilleholt .

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