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The Energy Transition and Fide: Activity Summary for Course 21-22

"The purpose of this report is to show a summary of the main ideas transmitted by the speakers and to compile a compendium of the most valuable reflections made by the participants in the aforementioned GT CCTE sessions held during the 2021-2022 academic year."

The working group Climate change and energy transition, presents the summary of your activities of this last academic year 2021-2022.

El Paris Agreement, adopted in December 2015, was a historic milestone in the global fight against climate change. The Agreement's fundamental objective is a global transition that will culminate in a development model that is low in carbon and resilient to climate change.

The political commitment of the European Union with respect to the Paris Agreement is basically included in the conclusions of the European Council of October 23 and 24, 2014, which agreed on the framework for action of the European Union in the field of climate and energy until the year 2030.

Likewise, on November 30, 2016, the European Commission presented the “Clean Energy for All” package. This package, once implemented, intended to create a more sustainable, secure and competitive European energy system to make compliance with the climate change objectives established in the Paris Agreement compatible with the delivery of energy to the consumer at affordable prices.

The translation of the set of commitments assumed at the international and European level required Spain to provide itself with a regulatory framework that includes the medium and long-term objectives for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, giving solid legal support to energy planning.

La Climate Change and Energy Transition Law 2021 constitutes the key instrument to guarantee the achievement of Spain's commitments in relation to the decarbonisation of the economy.

With the beginning of the processing of the Draft Law, FIDE constituted the Working Group on Climate Change and Energy Transition (WG CCTE). The components of the group in the 2021-2022 academic year and their coordinators are in the Annex 1 to this document and at the bottom of this note.     

In this course the group considered the target actively collaborate in the debate for the implementation of the mechanisms and instruments contained in the aforementioned Law. seven sessions in which the most relevant aspects of the Law that required development were discussed. In the Anexo 2 The sessions held are related to the topics, speakers and corresponding dates.

This report is intended to show a summary of the main ideas transmitted by the speakers and make a compendium of the most valuable reflections made by the participants in the aforementioned sessions of the WG CCTE carried out during the academic year 2021-2022.

Among the topics covered in this summary, we can find:

  • Decarbonization, as an imperative objective
  • Impact of the EU proposal "FIT FOR 55" on the LCCYTE
  • Need for an energy and climate plan to guide regulation and investment
  • The promotion of renewable energies in the electrical system
  • Promotion of energy efficiency in consumption
  • Sustainable mobility
  • The role of eco-fuels to guarantee sustainable and accessible mobility

Executive Summary

Components of the GT CCTE:

Technical coordinators:

  • Valentín Alfaya, Director of Sustainability at Ferrovial.
  • Mariano Bacigalupo, Director of the CNMC and University Professor (UNED).
  • Carlos De Miguel, Lawyer. University professor at Comillas Pontifical University- ICADE.
  • Luis Jesús Sánchez de Tembleque, Executive Secretary of ARIAE.
  • Guillermina Yanguas, Magistrate. Doctor of Law. Professor Comillas Pontifical University - ICADE.

Academic coordinators:

  • Carmen Hermida, General Director at Fide.
  • María Emilia Malacalza, Assistant to the Coordination in Fide

Members (as of June 30, 2022):

  • Juan José Alba Ríos, Director of Regulation for Spain and Portugal of Endesa
  • Valentín Alfaya, Director of Sustainability at Ferrovial
  • Mariano Bacigalupo, Director of the CNMV and University Professor (UNED)
  • Antonio Baena, Lawyer, Garrigues Environment Department
  • Rosa Bayo, Exolum Public Affairs Lead
  • Mariluz Castilla, Senior Advisor at PwC
  • Darío Canterla, Lawyer of the Junta de Andalucía. Head of Counseling Ministry of Economy
  • Carlos De Miguel, Lawyer. University professor at Comillas Pontifical University- ICADE
  • Francisco Espinosa, Managing Partner of ACE Association of Electricity Consumers
  • Santiago Garrido, Public Law Partner at Gómez-Acebo y Pombo
  • José López Tafall, General Director of ANFAC
  • Luis Jesús Sánchez de Tembleque, Executive Secretary of ARIAE
  • Fernando Soto Martos, General Director of AEGE
  • Guillermina Yanguas, Magistrate. Doctor of Law. Professor Comillas Pontifical University - ICADE

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