Dinner-debate with DG-ENER in Lisbon

Closing the Portuguese Presidency year, EnR hosted a dinner-debate on March 30th, on the occasion of the visit to Portugal of the Director-General for Energy of the European Commission, Ditte Juul Jørgensen. The debate on “Long-term solutions to the energy crisis” gathered high-level representatives of the energy sector, from public authorities to sectoral and consumer associations, as well as businesses. Participants questioned the Director-General on the ongoing reforms of key aspects of the EU electricity market. For Nelson Lage, President of ADENE, Portuguese Energy Agency, in his last appointment as President of EnR, “the big issue in Europe today is energy security. It is urgent to invest in new technologies for the production and storage of renewable energy so that it is possible to shut down the fossil fuel dependent infrastructure.” The dinner-debate was made possible by EDP who kindly hosted it at the Electricity Museum, in Lisbon.