The Energy Management Institute in cooperation with the Diplomatic Institute to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria is organizing a two-day international energy conference entitled "The European Green Deal post COVID-19 and the Bulgarian Energy Transition", which will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 15-16 October 2020. Partner of the event is the National Energy Chamber and the Institute of Energy for South and East Europe.
The new European Commission set a new pace for Europe's green course with the ambitious goal of full climate neutrality by 2050. What are the upcoming changes and what will be the cost of the Green Deal at the European and national levels? The program will focus on the need for a just energy transition and its specifics for Bulgaria, the important challenges that need to be addressed and the necessary measures for the transition to be successful.
The conference is targeted at all stakeholders - government institutions, international organizations, non-governmental sector, energy business and civil society in its entirety. Broad international, regional and national participation is envisaged. Via the anticipated broad participation in the event, the organizers would like to respond to the enhanced public expectations for a concrete dialogue on the main problems of social development, recently announced on a political level, too.
The event will be held at the SOFIA HOTEL BALKAN beginning on October 15, 2020, at 13.00.
The conference is scheduled to take place within three panels. The first panel will focus on the European and regional policy aspects of the topic.
The second panel during the same day will target mainly the electrification as a backbone of the Green Deal (digitalization, big data, e-mobility, energy storage, retail electricity market liberalization, network development, and price levels – their role for carbon neutrality), energy efficiency aspects, etc.
The third panel will be held in the form of a round table. During the discussions, the emphasis will be particularly on the main problems of Bulgaria’s energy development in the context of the European and regional picture – in this context, the focus of the discussions will be coal-mining sector, energy poverty, just energy transition, etc.
Participation in the conference is free of charge.