Energy Dissected: Experts on the floor

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 will be among 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).

Join us on Friday, November 12, 2021 from 2.30 p.m. till 5 p.m. online or in-person at Elieff Center for Education and Culture (upon presenting a Green Certificate). The event will feature 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.

REGISTRATION 

14:30            OPENING

                    Dr. Solomon Passy, President, The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria

                        David Evans, President, American University in Bulgaria

                    CONVERSATION:

14:40 – 14:50 GAS OR NO GAS: HOW BADLY DO WE NEED IT AND HOW MUCH WE CAN PAY FOR IT?

Kick-off Speaker: Amb. Ilian Vasilev, Chairman of the Board, Alternatives & Analyses NGO

14:50 – 15:50 Assoc. Prof. Ognian Minchev, Executive Director of the Institute for Regional and International Studies

Dr. Mikhail Krutikhin, an analyst of the Russian energy industry

Assoc. Prof. Mark Leonard, Department of Economics, AUBG;

Martin Vladimirov, Director „Energy and Climate Programme, Center for Study of Democracy;

Svetoslav Ivanov, Executive Director, Overgas

Reflect on the queries:

  • Has Russia weaponized gas?
  • How does the Transatlantic bond apply to Europe’s energy diversification?
  • Is gas green and what is its role in energy transition?

Moderated by: Amb. Elena Poptodorova, Vice-President, the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria

CONVERSATION

15:50 – 16:00 THE OPTIMAL ENERGY MIX: A REALITY CHECK ON THE GREEN TRANSITION

Kick-off Speaker: Amb. Richard Morningstar, Founding Chairman, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council of US (ACUS)

16:00 – 17:00  Julian Popov, European Climate Foundation Fellow

Slavtcho Neykov, President, Energy Management Institute

Assoc. Prof. Atanas Georgiev, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Sofia University;

                        Kostadin Sirleshtov, Managing Partner, CMS

                        Anton Ivanov, Vice Chairman, Bulgarian Energy and Mining Forum

                        Miglena Stoilova, Chairperson of the Bulgarian Wind Energy Association

Reflect on the queries:

  • When will Bulgaria’s energy strategy be ready and what should be in it?
  • Is nuclear energy green and what is its share in the energy mix of a Europe?
  • How to build upon Bulgaria’s solar and wind energy capacity and battery storage potential?

Moderator: Ekaterina Dimitrova, Board Member, The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria

17:15             WRAP-UP

This event is supported by Contour Global Maritza Iztok 3.

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