Gas phase-out – A blessing or threat for decarbonisationAs part of the energy transition, a gradual reduction in the use of fossil fuels is unavoidable. While the phase-out of coal was placed on the national energy policy agenda several years ago, the question of what role natural gas can play in decarbonized economies is still widely debated. The war on Ukraine has accelerated the need to replace Russian fossil gas in Europe, but is a sudden phase-out helpful or threatening to decarbonization goals?
This year, REKK’s annual energy policy forum will focus on how to phase out fossil gas in the CEE region and at what cost. We will explore supply-side options for replacing Russian fossil gas in the short and medium term, and separate panel discussions will focus on how gas can be replaced by sustainable sources in the heating, industrial, and energy sectors.
- Costis Stambolis, Executive Director at the Institute of Energy for South-East Europe (IENE), Greece
- Andrej Nosko, Researcher and Visiting Lecturer at the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
- Andreas Graf, Senior Associate, Agora Energiewende, Germany
- Oskar Mazur, project manager at Siemens Energy, Sweden
- Costas Theofylactos, Secretary General, IENE, Greece
- Eszter Szekeres, Executive Director of Wholesale Operations and Optimization at MET Group
- Szabolcs I. Ferencz, Chairman of the board & CEO, FGSZ Ltd.
- Zoltán Bige, Chief Strategy Officer, Nitrogénművek Zrt.
- István Bart, Managing Director, Climate Strategy 2050 Institute
- Péter Horváth, CEO, Dunamenti Power Plant
- Péter Kotek, Senior Research Associate at REKK
The event will be organized in person, presentations will be held in English. After the conference, the presentations and a summary will be available on our website. The event will not be recorded.
The detailed agenda can be found here.
Attendance is free, please register here.