Oil&nonOil: global energy transition scenarios conclude the conference programme

  EXHIBITION, Oil&nonOil 2021 Verona

The third and final day of the 2021 edition of Oil&nonOil – Friday 26 November – will see two conferences scheduled at Veronafiere that will seek to outline the energy transition on a broader scale over and above the Italian context

The sessions get underway with “The hydrogen challenge: between geopolitics and new equilibriums” (11.30-14.30). The objectives of reducing carbon dioxide emissions set by international governments initially for 2030 and thereafter for 2050 imply a change in the energy mix. This will impact investments in traditional energy sources and consequently the supply and demand dynamics. The transition opens up possible new scenarios for energy exports and imports. It is therefore important to try and understand the energy choices by different countries from a geopolitical point of view. And there are great hopes for hydrogen in this context. The hydrogen revolution could well bring about unprecedented changes in the status quo.
This topic will be the subject of a debate involving several parliamentarians from Italy and the European Union: Italian MPs Ettore Rosato (Vice President) and Enrico Borghi (Defence Commission); Italian Senator Andrea Causin (Defence Commission); MEPs Paolo Borchia (Committee on Industry, Research and Energy) and Andrea Cozzolino (Delegation for relations with Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union). A report will also be made by Nader Akkad, Imam of the Great Mosque of Rome. The debate will be moderated by Riccardo Pilat (Pilat & Partners).

It will be followed by “Green Europe and the future of the energy market” (15:00-18:00). The appointment will be focus on the “Fit for 55” package of legislative proposals for the climate adopted in July by the European Commission. It contains a series of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% compared to 1990 levels and achieve “carbon neutrality” in 2050. These proposals are capable of changing the face of the Old Continent but are not without critical aspects: from the amendment of the energy efficiency directive to the review of renewables and extension of the Emission Trading System, including maritime transport, heavy road freight and buildings. Will EU policy be able to find a balance between achieving these objectives, protecting its industry and responding to global competition?
This and other questions will be discussed by everyone taking part in the conference.
Sector associations will be represented by Flavio Merigo (Assogasmetano), Elio Ruggeri (Assocostieri), Andrea Rossetti (Assopetroli-Assoenergia), Andrea Arzà (Federchimica-Assogasliquidi), Dante Natali (Federmetano), Marina Barbanti (Unione energie per la Mobilità), and Alice di Pace (Upei – The voice of Europe’s independent fuel suppliers). The Ministry for the Ecological Transition will be represented by Undersecretary Vannia Gava. There will also be reports by MPs Luca Sut and Sara Moretto (Commission for Industry, Commerce and Tourism), Senator Massimo Berutti (Public Works & Communications Commission) and MEP Marco Campomenosi (Transport and Tourism Commission).