About the Speech:
The 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework agreed by the European Council in 2014 set a target of 27% of energy to come from renewables by 2030. The European Commission’s Energy Union strategy also calls for the EU to become a ‘world leader’ in renewables. Klaus-Dieter Borchardt discussed the challenges involved in implementing these ambitious policies and integrating high levels of renewables in the energy market. Following Prof. Borchardt’s address, Garrett Blaney gave a presentation on examples of Irish innovation in integrating renewables.
This event is kindly supported by EirGrid.
About the Speakers:
Klaus-Dieter Borchardt joined the European Commission in 1987 where he has held numerous positions including Deputy Head of Cabinet and Head of Cabinet for the Commissioner for Agriculture. He became Director of the Internal Energy Market in 2013. Prof. Borchardt is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Würzburg, where he has taught European law since 2001.
Garrett Blaney was appointed Chairperson of the Commission for Energy Regulation in February 2014 and has been a member of the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) since 2010. His lead responsibilities within the CER relate to electricity and gas networks and interconnection, as well as European regulatory affairs.