T&D Europe welcomes Next Generation EU and the reinforced long-term budget
Brussels, 28 May 2020
T&D Europe welcomes the European Commission’s proposals for Next Generation EU and the reinforced long-term budget for the EU, as presented yesterday. Europe’s grid technology providers support the EU Green Deal as Europe’s growth strategy, which is aimed at driving the green and digital transitions.
“Investments in Europe’s energy infrastructure need to be at the heart of Europe recovery and investment plans”, says T&D Europe President, Yann Fromont. He added: “Europe’s electricity system has proven its robustness and resilience during the COVID19-crisis and we need to make sure that the system is equipped to ensure further electrification of for example the transport and heating sectors, to integrate increasing shares of renewable energy, and empowering individual consumers and communities. This requires investments in both traditional assets and the further digitalisation of the energy system.”Read more
Today a broad coalition from the electrical industry has appealed to the EU Commission to targeting investment in Skills for Climate in the upcoming economic Recovery packages. Investing in skills is an efficient strategy, which creates jobs in a sector that is ready to recruit workers with the adequate skillset.
In a letter to EU Energy Commissioner Simson T&D Europe and its partners stress the importance of including strong climate skills provisions in the upcoming EU recovery plan.
T&D Europe has joined a large coalition of organisations that call on the European Commission and Member States to ensure to make use of the great potential for a green recovery. In a letter to Europe’s leaders the coalition proposes to use rapid large scale investments in Europe’s energy transition as a smart and sustainable way towards restarting the economy following the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Clean energy package and the European Green Deal give electricity networks the mission to provide green, low emission energy to all Europeans. New, smarter solutions will be required to manage the changing generation mix, whilst maintaining affordability and ensuring security of supply.Read more
New T&D Europe leadership takes office
On the 16th of March Yann Fromont took up his new role as President of T&D Europe, while Dr. Jochen Kreusel became T&D Europe’s first Deputy President. The formal change of leadership followed their election by T&D Europe members in November 2019.Read more