The #EurActory40Energy list features 150 of the most influential experts in Energy Union. This list was created with the support of an innovative tool called EurActory, the directory of EU policy experts.
The invited participants were able to discover and enrich the #EurActory40Energy “long list” of top policy experts with influence on EU Energy Union policy.
Participants welcomed #EurActory40Energy as a truly efficient tool to promote more transparency in the EU policy making process:
Adrian Joyce, Secretary General of EuroACE said, “The EurActory top 40 is a great idea, I will be very interested to see who the community thinks is the most influential person in the Energy Union dossier”.
Juraj Nociar, Chef de Cabinet of European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, said “the EU Commission does not plan a 4th Energy Package, but stressed the importance to fully implement the 3rd package” and called on the Member States together with the European Parliament to find as soon as possible an agreement on all legislative proposals underway.
Morten Helveg Petersen, ALDE MEP, said “we need a robust Energy Union, with solid governance and also emphasizing efficiency”.
Jonathan Gaventa, Director of E3G, said “the Energy Union needs to be more than a vision after COP21, we need a plan”.
Frauke Thies, Executive Director, Smart Energy Demand Coalition, said “we need to remove barriers for consumer participation in the energy market”.