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Kristian Ruby argued that decisive action on climate change is needed to meet the goals set by the Paris agreement and that this requires a major shift to electricity in transport, buildings and industry in the EU. He discussed the role that electricity can play in decarbonising the transport sector and the technologies that are available to shift industry to carbon-free electricity. Mr Ruby argued that a recent study by EURELECTRIC sheds light on promising pathways – but that deep decarbonisation will require unprecedented efforts.

About the Speaker:

Kristian Ruby is a widely recognised expert with a strong communication profile and extensive experience in political affairs. He joined EURELECTRIC from Wind Europe, where he served as Chief Policy Officer and was in charge of development and implementation of the political strategy. Prior to this, Mr Ruby worked as a journalist and served seven years as a public servant in the Danish Ministries of Environment, and Climate and Energy and in the European Commission in the cabinet of the former Climate Action chief, Connie Hedegaard.

This event is the third of the 2018 ESB Lecture Series entitled The Electric Lifestyle.