OFFICIAL OPENING: KEYNOTE MINISTERIAL REMARKS - The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosted the 8th annual Central and Eastern European Energy Security Conference on June 15, 2023, at the Atlantic Council’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
In this second year of Russia’s brutal assault on Ukraine, the conference holds particular significance. The discussions will focus on key areas for transatlantic cooperation on energy supply security ahead of a pivotal winter, long-term decarbonization efforts, and support for Ukraine’s energy sector.
The eighth edition of the conference brought together US and regional policymakers, private sector stakeholders, and experts to explore these issues in depth. Participants will discuss how Central and Eastern Europe can advance energy security by diversifying imports, investing in critical energy infrastructure, accelerating the commercialization of decarbonized technologies, building resilient clean energy supply chains, integrating Ukraine into the regional energy system, and identifying opportunities for transatlantic cooperation on these efforts. It was held in cooperation with the Visegrád Group.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 06/15/2023