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12 June 2019

Fusion shaping Europe’s Energy Future

Green Week

The Barcelona Energy Days took place on 6 June 2019 and focused on “Shaping Europe’s Energy Future”. The event, co-organised by UPC BarcelonaTech University, the Government of Catalonia, the City Halls of Barcelona and Sant Adrià de Besòs, and Fusion for Energy (F4E), highlighted different paths to our energy future with key interventions from Megan Richards, Director of Energy Policy in the European Commission and Jesús Izquierdo, F4E Associate Chief Engineer. One of the messages highlighted by the participants is that a sustainable energy mix is the answer for the future, and Europe is at the forefront of developing one of the most promising long-term options— fusion power. The Conference took place at the Campus Diagonal Besòs of UPC and brought together more than 150 professionals and experts from public administration and industry, as well as representatives from the European Commission, the Government of Catalonia and F4E. This was the 2nd edition of the Barcelona Energy days, organised in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Days, an initiative of the European Commission.

(from left to right) Adriana Farran (Dean at the Barcelona East School of Engineering), Ruth Soto (Member of Municipal Council of the City of Sant Adrià de Besòs), Gemma Fargas (Vice-Rector of Social Responsibility and Equality, UPC BarcelonaTech), Stavros Chatzipanagiotou (F4E Head of Communication).

Dr. Jesus Izquierdo (F4E Associate Chief Engineer) presenting "Fusion in the Future Energy Mix"