E3G-RGI Event - European Green Deal: A chance to make EU Energy Infrastructure fit for 100% Renewables?

In the context of the European Green Deal and the new TEN-E Regulation, international climate-Think Tank, E3G and the Renewables Grid Initiative held a collaborative, informal exchange event with representatives from German civil society organisations. Here you can find information on the event, presentations, publications and follow-up events.

In the context of the European Green Deal and the new TEN-E Regulation, international climate think tank, E3G and the Renewables Grid Initiative held a collaborative, informal exchange event with representatives from German civil society organisations.In the context of the European Green Deal and the new TEN-E Regulation, international climate-Think Tank, E3G and the Renewables Grid Initiative held a collaborative, informal exchange event with representatives from German civil society organisations.

The EU's goal of reaching climate-neutrality by 2050 is no easy task. It means that the role of fossil-fuels must change dramatically. Under the European Green Deal, the Commission has announced a whole range of new initiatives and draft proposals, from infrastructure (new TEN-E regulation), to market design to renovation of buildings.

With the presidency of the European Council in the second half of this year, Germany will find itself with a very particular role.

The collaborative event between RGI & E3G had the goal of discussing together with German stakeholders, what could be reached, what is at stake and what measures we can take as stakeholders in the process.

On 31 March 2020, as part of the preparation for the TEN-E consultation process, E3G published an extensive briefing  offering 3 key benchmarks for successfully 'resetting' the TEN-E Regulation:

  • Establish an infrastructure governance for a changing energy system;
  • Redefine scope and priorities in line with the Paris Agreement;
  • Support network innovation and transformation for climate neutrality.

Agenda

 12:30 - 12:45 - Introduction Round


12:45 - 13:00 - E3G Presentation: Worum geht's auf der EU Ebene 2020/21 / What's going on at EU level 2020/21
Felix Heilmann, Researcher, E3G


13:00 - 13:15 - RGI Presentation: Infrastruktur für 100% saubere Energie / Infrastructure for 100% clean energy
Holger Loew , Senior Manager - Energy Systems, RGI


13:15 - 13:45 Diskussion / Discussion

       Was braucht es für eine klimaneutrale EU-Energieinfrastruktur bis 2050?

        Welche politische Entscheidungsprozesse und Verantwortlichkeiten müssen neu gedacht werden?

        Nach welchen Kriterien kann eine faire Kostenverteilung entstehen?

        Welche Rolle können deutsche Stakeholder spielen?

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        What is necessary for climate-neutral EU energy infrastructure until 2050?

        Which political decision processes and responsibilities must be rethought?

        According to which criteria can a fair cost division be ensured?

               What role can German stakeholders play?

Presentations

E3G: Energie Infrastruktur im European Green Deal / Energy Infrastructure in the European Green Deal

In this presentation, Felix Heilmann, Researcher at E3G presents the current status of European energy infrastructure and the implications of the proposed changes under the Green New Deal. He examines the role of gas, the hurdles we face and the opportunties for change. Additionally, he took us on 'deep-dives' into Smart Sector Integration and TEN-E Regulation.

RGI: The future role of gas in the energy system

In this presentation, Holger Loew, Senior Manager - Energy Systems presented the TYNDP process and the role of gas and renewables in the future energy system. He explained the TYNDP process and deciphered its calculations of primary energy supply, including assumptions on the share of RES, biomass and gas. Additionally, he presented the PAC project, a collaborative, civil-society-based energy scenario project led by RGI.

Contact

Holger Loew
Senior Manager - Energy Systems

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t: +49307677 194537
holger@renewables-grid.eu