In addition to signing the MoC on #hydrogen, Minister Nishimura & I discussed the #energy crisis, scaling up renewables, the situation on the LNG market & Japan’s 🇯🇵 priorities for the #G7 Presidency next year.
We also confirmed our commitment to continue helping #Ukraine🇺🇦.
Read more about 🇪🇺-🇯🇵 energy cooperation here👇
🇪🇺 & 🇯🇵 are both trailblazers for H2 technology & together we can move even faster.
An interesting meeting with the #renewables companies in Tokyo this morning, focussing on off-shore wind. The 🇪🇺EU & Japan🇯🇵 have a shared interest in scaling up renewable #energy & we are happy to share our experience in this sector.
I started my visit to Japan🇯🇵 with a seminar on EU’s response to the #energy crisis - accelerating the #greentransition is our answer to both the security of supply & price challenges. It is important to share our approach with key partners like #Japan.
The report shows higher adequacy risk compared to previous winters.
But 🇪🇺countries have taken measures to prepare for winter, such as gas storage accumulation & fuel switching, as well as to cut the electricity demand peaks by 5%.
All this will decrease the risk significantly.
The @ENTSO_E #WinterOutlook❄️ has been released today!
The report provides an assessment of the security of the electricity supply for the upcoming winter season across the #EU🇪🇺
You can find the it here👇
RT @POLITICOEurope: "Under the current circumstances, I think we have done almost the maximum to be prepared for this winter," says Kadri Simson, the Energy Commissioner.
"We are prepared," she said, "but that doesn’t mean we should be careless."
It has been a challenging year for the #energy sector.
What makes it harder to tackle is that it is not a crisis caused by supply or demand, it is a crisis caused by war – by Russia’s war on #Ukraine🇺🇦 & by 🇷🇺’s energy war on Europe. But we will prevail.
Thank you @POLITICOEurope for the chance to talk energy⚡️at your Sustainable Future Week.
Great opportunity to discuss the hottest topics for the energy sector in Brussels, in the 🇪🇺 Member States & globally🌍
Discussing how 🇪🇺 Member States can cooperate better together, on #securityofsupply & more. Thank you for the chat!
I share your concerns about the impact the current situation has on companies & households.
We are working on different aspects to find suitable solutions all over the #EU🇪🇺
I welcomed a group of Austrian 🇦🇹 journalists today at the @EU_Commission.
A good opportunity to discuss the hottest topics & our plans on securing safe, sustainable & affordable energy for Europe 🇪🇺
Thank you @EUKommWien for the meeting!
The @_AfricanUnion & @EU_Commission met today & it was a good opportunity to discuss energy cooperation.
#Africa has vast, untapped potential for renewables. Its deployment is key not only for access to energy & decarbonised industry in Africa, but can serve global energy needs.
RT @EU_Taxud: The new Energy Taxation Directive will help us match climate challenges, and will help build our strategic autonomy by decreasing our dependency on fossil fuels.
- Commissioner @KadriSimson at the EU Tax Symposium
Welcome to the first-ever EU Tax Symposium!
Happy to talk how taxation supports 🇪🇺 energy autonomy.
It’s important to ensure that final energy price ⚡️reflects every cost, not just the financial one. This also means the cost to our environment & future generations.
Following the most recent Russian attacks on Ukraine’s infrastructure it was important to have a call today with @ENTSO_E.
RT @vonderleyen: During my phone call with @ZelenskyyUa today, I expressed EU solidarity with Ukraine in the face of Russia’s criminal attacks on civilian infrastructure.
@EU_Commission is stepping up support, including with partners, to support the restoration of power and heat in Ukraine.
The @EU_Commission has set out intermediate gas storage filling targets that 🇪🇺 Member States should meet to reach the 90% gas storage target by 1 November 2023.
It is key that we already start preparing to help us go through next year's winter❄️safely.
After yesterday’s #TTE⚡️Energy Council I gave a press conference with 🇨🇿 minister @JozefSikela you can re-watch here👇
You can also read my opening remarks👇
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