As the recent actions of the Russian Federation have shown, it is key that the supply of essential goods such as electricity, comes free of dependency on authoritarian regimes.
It is also important that we reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and stop depleting the Earth’s resources so that future generations can enjoy our planet and thrive.
We need a new European energy model that reduces dependency on third countries and diversifies supplies, accelerates the transition to renewables and improves energy efficiency. What is the best path to achieve this? How can we ensure no one is left behind especially in times of crisis?
Liberal leaders will hold a high-level debate on sustainable energy during the next ALDE Party Congress on 3 June. The panel debate will look at how to effectively accelerate the transition to a sustainable energy system while ensuring its independency, security and resilience as well as the opportunities for innovation and green technologies to achieve this.
The debate will count with a high-level panel of liberal leaders such as Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy, Sigrid Kaag, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Netherlands, Michael McGrath, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform of Ireland, George-Louis Bouchez, Belgian Senator and MR Party Leader and Emma Wiesner MEP.
You can join us for the “Powering Europe into the future: towards a sustainable, secure, and independent system” event either by registering to attend the Congress in person in Dublin or by following the livestream in our YouTube channel on 3 June at 14:30 Irish Standard Time (15:30 CEST).
The time for action is now, and we can start with the ALDE Congress itself. The Congress will be a carbon neutral event – we will offset the carbon emissions generated by the organisation of the event by planting trees. For every 100 participants attending the 3 days of Congress we’ll plant 24 Irish trees.