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25/09/2018

European industry: need to transition to low-carbon economy

“The energy transition is very much driven by the need to combat climate change. European industry is fully engaged in making the transition to a low-carbon economy a reality. Different sectors are facing different challenges.”

These were key messages conveyed by Markus J. Beyrer, Director General of BusinessEurope at the Global Wind Summit 2018 in Hamburg. Beyrer also explained evolutions in positions within the business community, reflecting new market realities, technological developments and public perception.

Beyrer spoke also of frank discussions within the business community on the ambition level, on how to position Europe towards main trading partners, on the EU Emission Trading System ETS, on support mechanisms, on specific technologies like wind energy.

Please read his full keynote speech here

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Last updated: 25 September 2018