On February 3, the first edition of a series of meetings organised by the international communications and public affairs agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) was held under the title ‘Spain in 21st-century Europe,’ where the role of our country in the post-crisis recovery and the impact of the Next Generation EU funds were analysed.
The event was inaugurated by Nadia Calviño, First Vice-President of the Government of Spain and Minister for the Economy and Digital Transformation, who stated that “cruising speed will be achieved in 2022 in investments to modernise the productive fabric”.
Antonio Llardén, Chairman of Enagás, took part in the expert panel entitled ‘Innovation as a Growth Engine’. He pointed out that the energy sector is in a period of transition and disruption due to the decarbonisation of the planet, and spoke of the need to replace coal with renewable energies and natural gas.
“We need to make sure that industry and jobs are not destroyed; the problem of emissions is not only an economic problem, but also a social one,” he said, stressing the importance of a just transition in the post-crisis recovery.
In addition, the Chairman of Enagás highlighted the country’s energy independence thanks to the fact that Spain is one of the four countries with the largest number of regasification plants. He also spoke about the role of renewable gases in the energy transition, pointing out that “Enagás is developing more than 50 renewable gas projects with partners, such as the electrocatalysis project to produce hydrogen from solar energy with Repsol and Power to Green Hydrogen Mallorca with Acciona”.