Vice-President Šefčovič in Ireland for second Energy Union Tour
As part of his second Energy Union Tour, Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič will travel to Ireland on 8 November. The Vice-President will give a keynote speech at the 2018 Climate Innovation Summit in Dublin Castle. The Summit focuses on the finance needed to accelerate climate action. The Vice-President will also meet Richard Bruton, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment of the Republic of Ireland, their talks will focus on the Clean Energy Package and the preparations of Ireland’s 2030 national energy and climate plan. The Vice-President will also meet members of the Irish parliament, and key stakeholders.
Vice-President Šefčovič said:
Ireland has invested significantly into renewables integration and interconnections. Now that economic growth is back, Ireland must make sure to decouple it from greenhouse gas emissions. Upon this visit I will be keen to discuss with Irish authorities and key stakeholders what further benefits the Energy Union can bring to Ireland, together with our unaltered support to Ireland’s climate and energy policies.