EU Energy Day at COP23

By: James Watson, CEO


During COP23 SolarPower Europe's CEO James Watson joined representatives of other energy associations and companies in a lively discussion on the EU's progress on the energy transition. In the context of the ongoing discussions on the Clean Energy Package the participants in a panel debate moderated by Director of DG Energy for Renewables, Mechtild Woersdoerfer, exchanged opinions on the merits of the methods used by the EU to drive renewable technologies forward. Speaking on the role of support schemes James Watson recalled that the drive under the renewable energy directive should not be forgotten, but that solar and other renewables have come a long way and we are now on the cusp of subsidy free solar across Europe.