09 Dec 2015


EU Priorities 2020
Innovation & Enterprise
#EurActory40Energy “long list” was revealed to policy influencers during a lively debate on the State of the Energy Union
Brussels, Wednesday 9th December 2015 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 very interesting idea, I will be very interested to see who we 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 “it is crucial that Member States together with the European Parliament find as soon as possible an agreement on all legislative proposals which will come.”
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".
EurActory is a new and free service developed within the EU Community project that scans the growing amount of information about people involved in EU policy making. It analyses and ranks online and offline signals, identifying the relevant influencers.
Watch this interactive video about EurActory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7xDfT06NlQ
Dominique Ostyn, Director of Communications, Tel. + 32(0)2.788.36.88, communication@euractiv.com
David Mekkaoui, Director, Fondation EurActiv, Tel. + 32(0)2.788.36.75, innovation@euractiv.com
Maxime Sattonnay, Community Manager, Tel. + 32(0)2.788.36.82, community@euractiv.com