The Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE) is pleased to host the 17th IAEE European Energy Conference “The Future of Global Energy Systems”, in Athens, from 21 to 24 September 2022, the first physical IAEE European Conference in the post Covid-19 era.
We live in a time of unprecedented challenge for the energy sector. As the world begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, it becomes evident that the pandemic has brought to the surface economic and societal vulnerabilities, while its repercussions on energy systems have already started to become apparent.
On top of that, addressing the challenges of the energy trilemma seems more imperative than ever. National energy systems’ resilience is dependent on their energy mix and the changes brought by decarbonization, digitalization and demand disruption. Additionally, although efforts are being made, millions of people still lack undisturbed access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy, and hence energy equity is still lagging behind. As for the environmental sustainability of energy systems, many nations’ struggle for decarbonization is counterbalanced by the rapid increase in energy consumption. Taking also into account that different national contexts lead to divergent energy policies and associated costs, there can be no single way for an effective energy transition.
In this framework, the Conference will provide an excellent platform where government officials, institutional leaders, renowned academics and corporate leaders will have the chance to meet, exchange views and address all the pressing issues of the energy sector.