Event International hybrid Conference on European Energy Strategy

International hybrid Conference on European Energy Strategy

Date(s) - 21/02/2023
11:30 - 14:00

Press Club Brussels Europe


The Hydrogen Institute together with GPF Geopolitical Futures invite you

to an international hybrid conference on European Energy Strategy.

Time: 11.30

Date: Tuesday 21 February

Place: Press Club Brussels Europe, rue Froissart 95 – 1040 Brussels


Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and President Putin’s failed attempt to weaponise energy triggered ad-hoc reactions from EU member states that flagged up the lack of a coherent unified energy strategy for the EU.

Europe’s energy transformation to wind and solar has remained intact, but the critics of renewables argue that they undermine the EU’s economic well-being, make electricity extremely expensive, industries less competitive, and force some less well-to-do citizens to choose between heat, food, and medication.

The lack of EU-wide cohesion clearly shows that Europe has conflicting policies concerning investment in renewables,  nuclear power, hydrogen, coal, oil, and gas.

This conference brings together a panel of energy experts to debate how to devise a comprehensive energy strategy for the EU that is beholden neither to the immediate electoral imperatives of its member states nor to hostile threats from aggressive suppliers. Speakers will explore the EU’s long-term strategic objectives and economic well-being, to include examination of the relationship with nuclear power investment, uranium supply, diversifying sources of rare earth elements, coal imports, and pipeline projects.

Panel One

EU Energy Policy: The View from Central Europe


Kenneth Rapoza – Senior Contributor Forbes


Alan Riley Ph.D. – Professor, City University of London

Antonia Colibasanu Ph.D. – Senior Analyst, Geopolitical Futures

Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Member of the European Parliament


Panel Two

US and German perspectives on EU Energy Policy


Alan Riley Ph.D. – Professor, City University of London

Lars Schernikau Ph. D. – Co-founder, HMS Berger

Kenneth Rapoza, Senior Contributor, Forbes

Vladislav Inozemtsev Ph.D. – Director, Center for Post-Industrial Studies

The debate will be live streamed and remote participation will be possible. Prior registration for participation in person, or online is essential by booking a place at:- jameseupr@gmail.com. Those attending in person will be invited to a working network lunch after the conference.

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