Bruegel fellow Simone Tagliapietra speaks to Sean Gibson in this instalment of ‘The Sound of Economics’, on the matter of the European energy transition and how the EU should proceed in the new institutional cycle.
When the dust settles after the recent European elections, and as the new Commission takes office, the problem of climate change – and its accompanying policy challenges – will remain one of the EU’s chief agenda items.
One significant facet is the transition of Europe’s energy generation to more renewable sources. The EU has to find a way to decarbonise particular sectors much more quickly than has been managed so far, while allowing for and managing the distributional consequences of such policies for the continent’s population.
Simone Tagliapietra has co-written a