SESSION 1. TAPPING THE CLEAN ENERGY POTENTIAL OF THE WESTERN BALKANS

What are the opportunities of the Western Balkans when it comes to clean energy and renewables? How does the potential of the region compare to that in Western EU countries? Which policy and regulatory choices are promising to accelerate renewable energy deployment? How to make a significant contribution to the Green Agenda for the region? Are individual countries on track to meet the Paris climate goals when it comes to ending fossil fuels? What would make investors more interested to invest in the region? Is it the economic stability, the regulatory predictability? How can the Western Balkans electricity mix be made sustainable? And why are some countries still interested in building new coal plants whereas renewables nowadays are cheaper? From coal to clean? Setting a coal phaseout date as an important condition for a successful transition.  Switching from centralized to decentralized energy generation and distribution. Establishing power exchanges in the region.

1.5 hours