Future of Europe Debate: Are We Now Too Poor to Save the Planet? (event archive)

May 4, 2013 by  

Post 2020 climate and energy policy during the Eurozone crisis.Can Europe afford to go for deep decarbonization in the absence of a comprehensive global agreement? Is a continuous push for renewable energy affordable? Will a focus on renewable energy, rather than cheap energy, stunt economic growth? Should Europe have new nuclear construction? If yes, what should be done to make it happen? What are Hungary’s specific energy challenges and opportunities to diversify its energy sources? Do we need specific targets for renewable energy at EU level or is a European CO2 target enough?


Participants: Péter Kaderják is the director of the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK) and lecturer at the Faculty of Economics at the Corvinus University Budapest. His main field of research includes environmental economics, energy economics, regulation and modeling of network industries. Before his position at REKK, he was president of the Hungarian Energy Office and chairman of the Energy Regulators Regional Association.

The event was held in Hungarian with English translation, moderated by journalist, József Péter Martin.

The debate was opened by Tamás Szűcs, the Head of the European Commission Representation in Hungary.



The event was co-hosted by the European Commission Representation in Hungary. 

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