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The Basque Energy Agency (Ente Vasco de la Energía) and Orkestra- the Basque Institute of Competitiveness  organize this event which will discuss various benchmark cases of energy transition that are currently being developed simultaneously in countries such as Norway, France Germany and the UK. It will offer a comparative analysis of different views of energy policy with a common objective, to ensure a secure and sufficient energy supply  while at the same time guaranteeing a sustainable future.



9:00 Reception and coffee

9:30 Opening session

Arantxa Tapia, Minister of Economic Development and Infrastructures of the Basque Government and chair of Ente Vasco de la Energía.

10:00 Keynote address. The Norwegian model

Eirik Wærness, senior vicepresident and chief economist of Equinor, responsible for macroeconomic, energy and market analyses.

10:30 A Comparative analysis
Introduction from the Institute of Competitiveness, Orkestra, on energy policy in Germany, France and the UK.

  • Germany. Steffen Koch, Advisor, German Embassy.
  • France. Yasser Abdoulhoussen, Advisor for Sustainable Development and Industry, Embassy of France.
  • United Kingdom. Keiran Bowtell, climate change attaché at the Embassy of the United Kingdom.
11:15 Q&A session

11:45 End of the event.


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