In the context of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete will open the annual Energy Infrastructure Forum on 24 May in Copenhagen.
The forum was set up as part of the Energy Union strategy, and its aim is to remove technical and regulatory barriers to energy flowing freely across the EU, and discuss major issues relating to infrastructure and EU energy policy.
The gathering will bring together representatives of the EU institutions, transmission system operators, project promoters, regulators, energy companies, NGOs and the financing community, to discuss the challenges of developing Europe’s energy infrastructure and building an internal energy market.
Ahead of both meetings, Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete said:
This year’s Clean Energy Ministerial will provide an important platform for politicians, businesses, researchers and other organisations to demonstrate our leadership in the clean energy transition and to showcase the significant achievements that have already been made. As the world of energy is changing rapidly, so the Clean Energy Ministerial needs to reflect and support such changes. The message should be that expanding clean energy is a global top priority. I am also looking forward to opening the annual Energy Infrastructure Forum in Copenhagen, the key platform for policy-makers and stakeholders to exchange views in this area. We need to ensure that EU action related to energy infrastructure is goal-oriented, operational and comprehensive. A solid and modern energy infrastructure is a must in our Energy Union, and for this we need to foster cheap and easy access to financing. Innovative approaches and technology need to be encouraged, through actions such as the Renewables Grid Initiative awards.
Agenda, background papers and more information about the Infrastructure Forum can be found here.
23 May 2018