This debate will host Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General in the Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER), at the European Commission to discuss the implementation status of the REPowerEU Plan.
The European Union (EU) REPowerEU Plan is the response to the hardships and energy market disruption caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The plan has four primary areas of action: energy supply diversification, energy savings, clean energy transition acceleration, investment and reform.
As Russia escalates the war, implementing the plan is necessary to provide households and industries with affordable energy. The plan requires strong coordination between the EU Member States and efficient implementation of agreed measures at the national level. The EU can find the best response to the energy crisis by acting together.
Short bio of Matthew Baldwin:
Mr Baldwin has been the Deputy Director-General of DG ENER since 1 June 2022. He oversees the work of the ‘Energy Platform Task Force’. Previously, he was Deputy Director-General in the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), where he ran the Commission’s Horizon Europe Mission for 100 Climate Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030 and was the coordinator for road safety and sustainable urban mobility. He has an extensive experience in EU policy issues. He served in the Cabinets of the European Commission’s President Barroso, Commissioner Lamy and Commissioner Hill.
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