En.ekonomika & Vizija: energetski videointervjuji in razprave / En.economics & Vision: Energy video interviews and debates
Janez Kopač, Energy Community: Investing in TPPs is Investing in the Past; in English
In her State of the Union Address in the European Parliament on Wednesday 16 September, the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, proposed an increase in the 2030 EU emissions reduction target to at least 55%. What this means for the Energy Community countries was the first question that Energetika.NET asked Janez Kopač, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, in our latest video interview. He said that von der Leyen also said that the Western Balkans are part of Europe, meaning that they must also take steps towards increasing the pace of the transition. It is inevitable that the EU’s new ambition will have a strong impact on the neighbouring European countries. Kopač believes that carbon pricing would encourage decarbonisation, however, it would only be part of the solution. Energetika.NET also asked him about the position of coal in the region, renewable energy projects, as well as the future of gas.