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What’s Next for Europe’s Energy Transition?


Dominique Ristori

Former Director General Energy, European Commission

The elections for the European Parliament will take place in a couple of days, and polls currently suggest the Parliament will undergo a rightward shift. 

The last elections five years ago in 2019 saw major electoral gains for the environmentalist parties and popular support for ambitious energy transition plans. But the upcoming elections come following a tumultuous few years for the continent that included an energy crisis and an economic crisis.  

So how will the upcoming elections impact Europe’s energy transition? And how will Europe balance the needs for more rapid climate action, energy security and economic competitiveness?

This week host Jason Bordoff talks with Dominique Ristori about how Europe will accelerate its clean energy progress and enhance its energy security.

Dominique is the former director general energy of the European Commission. He currently is a senior advisor at Dentons Global Advisors. Dominique began his career at the European Commission in 1978 and held several senior positions throughout his career. Prior to his role as director general energy, he was director-general of the Joint Research Center.


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