Ignacio Galán: “Europe has the capability and the responsibility to lead the energy transition”

Ignacio Galán has participated in an event called ‘The vision of the European Union for a modern, clean and competitive economy’, which was organised by the European Commission at the Free University of Brussels.

He also reminded participants that the challenge of achieving a competitive and sustainable carbon-free economy should also be seen as an opportunity. In this sense he pointed out that our own commitment to wind power, for example, has created opportunities, both past and future, for the industry.

Other business leaders also participated in the event, including E.ON CEO Johannes Teyssen and Vice President of the European Commission for the Energy Union Maros Sefcovic. Arias Cañete urged greater ambition to meet the commitments of the Paris Agreement, insisting that the long-term EU strategy should set a global average temperature increase target of no greater than 1.5 degrees over pre-industrial levels.