The EU Delegation to the U.S. and the U.S. Department of State cordially invite you to a round-table event on the occasion of the World Energy Day focusing on how energy security objectives and energy sustainability objectives are mutually reinforcing. The discussion will aim at highlighting how climate action can help address energy security challenges at home and abroad and at reviewing the strategic importance of transatlantic cooperation for key energy priorities. Energy is a domain undergoing rapid and profound changes which pose new economic, environmental and security challenges that call for increased cooperation.
World Energy Day is an opportunity to reflect on how the U.S. and EU have called on the need to address the issue of external energy dependency through a further diversification of supplies and routes, increased energy efficiency, improving the opportunity for a larger role for renewable energy into the energy mix and increased production of domestic energy resources.
In this spirit, U.S., European, and third party experts will come together to discuss how climate action and clean energy can be an integral part of a sound energy security strategy. They will exchange views on the need for fuel diversification and the importance of transitioning to competitive, safe and sustainable low carbon energy systems, notably through further development and deployment of renewable energies, energy efficiency, and innovative technologies.
- EU Head of Delegation Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, and
- U.S. A/Special Envoy Amos Hochstein.
- Dr. Charles Ebinger, Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy Security Initiative at Brookings,
- Steivan Defilla, Director, Energy Charter Secretariat,
- Andrew Holland, Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate at the American Security Project.
The event would occur a day ahead of the expected adoption of the 2030 energy and climate package at the 23/24 October European Council.