The pathway to European energy sovereignty – High level debate
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The war in Ukraine has destabilized European energy markets and led to price volatility, supply shortages, security issues and economic uncertainty. Today, the energy sovereignty is emerging as a top priority for Europe’s future. Nuclear energy is a vital element in responding to the modern energy challenges. It is the second largest source of clean electricity globally, leaving a low-carbon footprint and generating more power on less land than any other eco-energy technology. The nuclear energy industry and its related activities represent a high-tech industrial sector in the EU economy and a significant source of GDP, added value, employment and exports. The debate will focus on the Polish energy strategy and investments in the nuclear energy infrastructure. The Polish government has included nuclear energy alongside renewables as a key strategic project that will help to decarbonize the power system, enhance energy independence and ensure the security. Poland decides to engage in new strategic partnerships with international entities that use proven and safe nuclear reactor technology. Given the chosen direction it is apparent that the future of nuclear power in Europe will largely be decided by Poland. How can Europe achieve energy sovereignty? Will the Polish ambition in nuclear energy sector guide the energy pathway to guarantee the European economic stability? How can new solutions be deployed at speed and scale?
Keynote: President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda
Moderator: Michał Karnowski (Sieci)
Speakers: Jacek Sasin (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State Assets), Dukgeun Ahn (Minister of Trade – South Korea), Wojciech Dąbrowski (PGE), Whang Joo-ho (KHNP), Maciej Stec (ZE PAK)