Challenges for the energy transition (Barcelona, 14 March 2018)

This event, which took place on March 14 at the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona, ​ addressed the need for a low carbon energy transition to curb climate change.

Hosted by La Vanguardia newspaper and School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

That climate change represents a threat to the future of the planet is an undeniable reality. Even for the present. For this reason, the Spanish Government is working on the promotion of legislative and political initiatives to put a stop to this phenomenon. In this sense, a commission of experts approved by the Council of Ministers is preparing a report on the different possible scenarios of the energy transition.

In this line, on March 14 a new edition of Encuentros en La Vanguardia is organized to raise awareness in society about the use of renewable energies, a trend that is proposed as a solution to climate change. Renewable energies are clean resources whose impact on the environment is practically nil and always reversible.

The debate “Challenges for the energy transition” the new energy policies and their economic viability took place at the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) next Wednesday March 14 from 9.00 to 11.00.

Alberto Amores and Kirsty Gogan were the expert voices of the conference

Alberto Amores, partner responsible for the area of ​​Energy and Natural Resources of Monitor Deloitte, will give the conference “An intelligent transition towards a sustainable energy model for Spain in 2050: energy efficiency and electrification”. For her part, Kirsty Gogan, English activist, and co-founder of the NGO Energy for Humanity will present “New Environmentalism; Climate Realism “.

During the conference both experts discussed the issue of energy transition. Joaquim Elcacho, a journalist from La Vanguardia, moderated the discussion on the challenges posed by this transformation of the energy system to clean energy.

The forthcoming edition of Encuentros en La Vanguardia will include debate on the economic viability of new energy policies.

Kirsty’s slide deck is below: