Facing high energy prices and meeting the low-carbon targets of the EU Green Deal are challenging Bulgaria’s and EU’s governments as well as fueling economic uncertainty in pandemic times. Does gas play a key role in the energy transition in CEE? Has Russia weaponized gas indeed? How does the Transatlantic bond apply to Europe’s energy diversification? Is nuclear energy green and what is its share in the energy mix of a Europe?
Those were the key topics discussed by energy experts, academia, and energy business representatives at the hybrid discussion „Energy Dissected – experts on the floor”, organized by the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria and American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) on Friday, November 12, 2021 from 2.30 p.m. till 5 p.m.
The event featured high-level energy analysts and experts like Amb. Richard Morningstar, Founding Chairman, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council of US (ACUS); Assoc. Prof. Ognian Minchev, Executive Director of the Institute for Regional and International Studies; Amb. Ilian Vasilev, Chairman of the Board, Alternatives & Analyses NGO; Assoc. Prof. Atanas Georgiev, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Sofia University; Slavtcho Neykov, President of the Energy Institute; Assoc. Prof. Mark Leonard, Department of Economic, AUBG; Martin Vladimirov, Director „Energy and Climate Programme, Center for Study of Democracy, Julian Popov, Founding Board Member of the Institute of Sustainable Transition and Development.
Watch the full recording from the event HERE.