Maria João Duarte, Representative to the EU Institutions, MHPS Europe and Fumiharu Shimamoto, Chief Regional Officer Europe, Power & Energy Solutions, MHI Group, attended the Conference "Future Energy Systems: Sustainable and smart gas infrastructure, supported by hydrogen and other renewable gases", organized by Aspen Institute Romania (AIR) and the Ministry of Energy of Romania in Bucharest on April 1st, 2019. The declaration for a sustainable and smart gas infrastructure for Europe was presented and signed by industry representatives.
The Conference focused on key topics on the EU and Romanian Presidency agenda, such as the future European energy system, innovation and digitalisation of energy networks, decarbonising the energy sector and ensuring the transition to a low-carbon economy (including the role of hydrogen). Furthermore, the Declaration on Sustainable and Smart Gas Infrastructure for Europe was signed by representatives of the industry during the Conference.
The Conference brought together major European and Romanian decision-makers (including Miguel Arias Cañete – EU Commissioner for Climate and Energy, Anton Anton – Romanian Minister of Energy, and Dominique Ristori – Director General – DG ENERGY, European Commission), renowned European and national energy sector experts, key representatives of the business sector and industry associations from Romania and abroad, as well as representatives of academia and NGOs.