Energy Community Forum #1 Batteries, the new Airbus – Is competition law an obstacle for creating champions?

1st Webinar of the “Energy Community Forum” organised by Concurrences and Energy Community Secretariat, in partnership with European Economics and Linklaters, with Philip Andrews-Speed (Senior Principal Research Fellow, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore), Dirk Buschle (Deputy director, Legal counsel, Energy Community Secretariat), Marc Isabelle (Director, European Economics), Valeska Gottke (Head of Communications and Markets, German Energy Storage Association (BVES)) and Bernd Meyring (Partner, Linklaters)

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Dirk Buschle noticed the opportunity for the EU to redefine itself with the Green Deal and the new competition rules. The origin of climate change lies to a great extent in the way energy is produced and used. The call to rebuild the current economy based on carbon since the industrial revolution entails that all industries and sectoral policies must participate in the fight against climate change. The question is to what extent competition policy can adapt to that without selling its soul. Given that competition law is an intellectual construct, and climate change is real, one should assume that competition law will be adaptable. How its traditional objectives and output can best be reconciled with the aim of the Green Deal is subject of the debate.

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  • National University of Singapore
  • Energy Community (Vienna)
  • European economics (Paris)
  • Linklaters (Brussels)
  • German Energy Storage Systems Association (Berlin)