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Published on Sep 24, 2012
About the Speech: On his first visit to Dublin, which marked the opening of the East West Interconnector on 20 September, Commissioner Oettinger highlighted the importance of interconnection in facilitating the completion of the internal energy market. The East West Interconnector will double electricity interconnection between the UK and Ireland and will provide a greater opportunity to trade electricity between the two markets.
The Commissioner reflected on the European Commission Communication on Renewable Energy and provided insight into the Communication on the Internal Energy Market, which is due to be published in October 2012
This address was the eighth event in the ESB Lecture Series 2012, which is kindly sponsored by ESB.
About the Speaker: Günther Oettinger was appointed EU Commissioner for Energy in February 2010. A lawyer by training, he has been a member of the German State parliament of Baden-Württemberg since 1984 and from 1991 to 2005 he served as leader of the CDU parliamentary party. Commissioner Oettinger has spearheaded a number of seminal energy policy initiatives since assuming his current role including: The 2050 Energy Roadmap, The Energy Infrastructure Package and most recently the European Commission Communication on Renewable Energy entitled: Renewable energy: a major player in the European energy market.