A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH DITTE JUUL JØRGENSEN, DIRECTOR-GENERAL FOR ENERGY AT THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION - Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director-General for Energy at the European Commission, joins the Atlantic Council for a fireside chat. The Director-General discusses Europe’s progress and future outlook for diversifying and decarbonizing its energy supply since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and provide an update on the European Union’s preparations for the winter and longer-term climate and security priorities.
The European Union has taken bold and unprecedented action to secure its energy system against Russian threats, increase its climate ambition, and build the clean industries needed for a just transition. After a raft of legislation from the European Commission – including REPowerEU, its energy diversification strategy, and the Green Deal Industrial Plan, a multi-faceted approach to secure clean energy value chains – the bloc is in a strong position heading into the winter. However, new challenges could impact energy supply chains. How could transatlantic allies support supply stability, access, and sustainability in a volatile world? What is next for EU energy and climate policy ahead of COP28 this December and new parliamentary elections in June?
In this public fireside chat with Ambassador Richard Morningstar, Founding Chairman of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, Director-General Juul-Jørgensen will discuss the European Union’s efforts to combat the energy and climate crises and share her views on how transatlantic cooperation can accelerate the path towards achieving these objectives.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 10/30/23