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FSR is pleased to invite you to the last episode of #FSRDebates of the season.

In a recent paper by Professor Belmans and Piero Carlo Dos Reis entitled “Electrification and sustainable fuels: competing for wind and sun“, the authors seek to answer a simple question: “will we have enough renewable electricity to meet all of the EU’s decarbonisation objectives, and, if not, what should be the priorities and how to address the remaining needs for energy towards carbon neutrality? ”

The findings are important food for thought for policy-makers and industry.

In this online debate, we seek to look into this issue in more depth; following the presentation of the study by Professor Belmans, a leading Panel will seek to draw conclusions from the findings – or indeed challenge them.

They will answer questions such as ‘what should the response of the EU be to these findings?’, ‘should Member States National Energy and Climate Plans be revised, if so when and how?’, and, as a matter of fact ‘will there be enough renewable electricity to meet electrification, transport, buildings, and industry needs – including from hydrogen- and if not, what to do?



9.30 -9.40 Introduction Christopher Jones & Andris Piebalgs

9.40-10.00 Presentation of the study Ronnie Belmans, KU Leuven

10.00-10.30 Panel Debate

Giles Dickson, WindEurope

Aurélie Beauvais, SolarPower Europe (TBC)

Francisco Boshell, IRENA

10.30-10.45 Q&A with the audience

10.45-12.00 Concluding remarks Aleksandra Tomczak, European Commission




The focus of this debate series is on policy issues to be discussed by a panel of experts. Learn more about the FSR series.

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