About the event 

Europe and the world are facing a serious energy crisis this autumn. Prices are rising across the continent and are impacting citizens and businesses who are already struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, while challenges such as energy poverty and energy inefficiencies risk being enhanced by the ongoing fluctuation in energy prices.  

On 13 October, the European Commission adopted a toolbox of measures to tackle the exceptional rise in global energy prices. It includes mid-term measures to address the clean energy transition and move towards a decarbonized and resilient energy system. In addition to these measures, the European Council adopted conclusions to tackle the energy prices problem. They invite Member States to make the best use of the toolbox to provide short-term relief but most importantly it highlights the need for long-term measures to increase the resilience of the EU Energy Market. It should provide a shield against price and supply fluctuations.  

It is time to address the challenges the Union is facing to better anticipate future shocks, support the green transition, boost competitiveness and ensure the security of energy supply to all Europeans.  

During this On the Agenda webinar, we will discuss how policymakers can seize this opportunity to reform the EU Energy Market, increase its resilience, and how to best meet the short-term objectives of relieving the pressure of the most vulnerable while keeping down the cost of the clean energy transition.  

Event Schedule 

13:55 Participants connect to the Zoom event 

14:00 Introduction  

Lauren Mason, Project Coordinator, European Liberal Forum  

Moderator: Beatriz Rios, EU Affairs Reporter 

14:05 First Intervention 

Annegret Groebel, PhD, President, Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) & Director of International Relations, German Regulatory Authority for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) 

14:12 Second Intervention 

Brendan Devlin, Adviser for Strategy and foresight, Energy policy: Strategy and Coordination, DG Energy, European Commission 

14:19 Third Intervention 

Dirk Buschle, PhD, Deputy Director, Energy Community Secretariat & Professor and Chairholder, European Energy Policy Chair, College of Europe 

14:26 Moderated discussion 

15:00 End of the event  


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