Brussels is flooded with energy transition events in view of the Gas Package. On Tuesday 19 February 2019 Brussels thinktank Bruegel,  co-organised with the Florence School of Regulation (FSR), and the Jacques Delors Foundation an event on energy challenges and targets that will shape the next decade along with the impact of Brexit on the Energy Union. The event coincided with the launch of a new book and online course by the FSR and ENSTO-E providing insight into the EU’s journey towards a sustainable energy transition. Phillip Pascal, President emeritus of Jacques Delors Institute stated “The way forward has reasonably been identified in two major directions for the world; one is energy efficiency and second is renewable.” He further explained “If we are right that energy efficiency and renewables are the way to go, it is fair to say that we in Europe will have to go with two major challenges; one is the social acceptability and the second is innovation capacity. And both of them will need to be seriously addressed if we want to move from Sunday speeches to Monday action.”

The latest edition of the EU Energy Summit t on March 5, 2015  in  one of Egmont Palace chandeliers halls saw in the first session the “Sunday” efforts of major oil and gas companies and one young Green MEP who put them  into “Monday” action perspective , or better Thursday, as the day in Belgium of the Youth for Climate marches… The room demanded more action on clean gas and EHA asked the commission to ensure more synergies betweeen DG ENER and DG MOVE to ensure comprehensive budgets to connect clean power to clean transport corridors.

As Audi steps up its “Sunday” efforts in FCEV development (see photo courtesy CNET) with an announcment of CEO Bram Schot at the Geneva Motorshow 2019, of plans to have a running fuel cell prototype vehicle on the road later this yearplus a limited-run FCEV pilot program reaching production by 2021.