Electrification, networks, and cohesion: the challenge of the energy transition now has little to do with technologies; it lies in issues such as national and supranational energy policies, regulations, networks for transporting these clean energies, and energy management that enables maximum competitiveness for the industry.

Foro Sella 2024, which will be held in Villanueva de Gállego (Zaragoza) on Thursday, May 23, will also analyze the role of energy as the key to industrial development and the relevance of European, national, and regional energy sovereignty, with a special focus on Aragón as an industrial attraction hub.

Attendees at Foro Sella, both in-person and via streaming, will be able to hear firsthand from two international experts in economics and energy, who will provide their insights on industrial energy management in the ecological transition process:

  • David Robinson, a researcher at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, will analyze issues affecting the industry during the transition process, especially from the perspective of European regulations.
  • Mark Jacobson, a professor at Stanford University and author of “No Miracles Needed: How Today’s Technology Can Save Our Climate and Clean Our Air,” will discuss how to transition to clean and renewable energy with existing technologies, using data from Stanford’s report “A Solution to Global Warming, Air Pollution, and Energy Insecurity for Spain.”

Cristina Lobillo, Director of Energy Policy at the Directorate-General for Energy of the EU, will address industrial and energy policy in the European Union, while the practical perspective, based on success stories from leading renewable energy management industries, will be presented by David Blázquez (Amazon Web Services), Carlos Manau (Bon Àrea), Ignacio Cortés (Stellantis), Blanca Losada (Fortia), and Pedro Machín (Aragón Energy Cluster).