This is how Europe reaches carbon neutrality ASAP

Published by Eva Rydegran ·

Register now for Swedenergy's seminar: This is how Europe reaches carbon neutrality ASAP.

The EU needs to become carbon neutral well before mid-century in order to tackle climate change. Sweden has an almost carbon-neutral power and heating sector today. However, transport and industry remain to decarbonize and Sweden is about to implement measures to become carbon neutral by 2045. Swedenergy would therefore like to present concrete examples of how net-zero carbon emissisons can become reality with new industrial technology, sector coupling and further innovations.

The seminar includes a high-level panel which will be proceeded by presentations from three sectors in Sweden regarding their experiences in reaching for carbon neutrality.


22 January, 12.45 - 14.45


Sweden´s permanent representation to the EU, 30 Square de Meeûs, Brussels.


Moderator: Sonja van Renssen

12:45 Registration and Lunch

13.15 Welcome remarks
Torbjörn Haak, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Sweden to the EU

13.20 Opening statement
Pernilla Winnhed, CEO of Swedenergy

13.25 Swedish experiences of transition towards carbon neutrality
How to decarbonize steel and cement industry, a district heating and power company as well as heavy transportation.
Andreas Regnell, Head of Strategic Development, Vattenfall
Sezgin Kadir, CEO, Kraftringen Energi
Åsa Pettersson, Head of Public Affairs & Sustainability, Scania

13.55 EU’s long-term strategy: how will EU achieve carbon-neutrality well before mid-century?
Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director-General, DG ENER, European Commission
Jaroslaw Pietras, Director-General, Council of the European Union
Jytte Guteland, MEP and coordinator S&D in the ENVI committee, European Parliament
Mauro Petriccione, Director-General – Direcotare-General DG CLIMA, European Commission

Comment by Kristian Ruby, Secretary General, Eurelectric

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Julia Lindholm

Julia Lindholm

Manager Brussels Office
Phone: +32 483 033 156