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Natural Gas as a Bridge to a Renewable Energy Future

Roundtable discussion on "Natural Gas as a bridge to a Renewable Energy Future"

The Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) and ESCP Europe hosted a roundtable discussion on "Natural Gas as a Bridge to a Renewable Energy Future". The event took place on Thursday, 21st April, 4.00pm at ESCP Europe's Paris Campus. The conference provided an excellent opportunity to hear the latest advances from top industry experts and network with other like-minded people.


15:00 - 16:00 Registration

16:00 - 16:10 Welcome & Opening Remarks

Kostas Andriosopoulos, Assoc. Professor, Director RCEM, ESCP Europe

16:10 - 17:30 The Relationship Between Natural Gas and Renewables

  • How can gas be the bridge to a renewable energy future?
  • Why gas may be an optimum partner for renewables?
  • How does shale gas development affect the equation with renewables?
  • What does the COP21 Paris Agreement imply for the partnership between gas and renewables?


Laurence Gouet, Vice President Strategy, Gas, TOTAL SA
Hélène Baudoin, Director of External Relations, Gas Chain, ENGIE
Costanza Jacazio, Senior Gas Analyst, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Lucie Roux, Senior Specialist, European Gas, Platts & (EMEM Class, 2012)


Anthony Livanios, CEO, U.S. Energy Stream

17:30 - 18:00 Networking Coffee Break

18:00 - 19:30 Electricity Generation: How can Natural Gas partner with Renewables?

  • How can gas provide the flexibility renewables need in power generation?
  • How can gas and renewables fit in the existing EU power market?
  • How can power companies redesign the way they generate, trade, and supply electricity?
  • What is the French and EU policy?


Jean-Pascal Tranié, President, Aloe Private Equity
Bozena Cosser, Director PM, Power & Energy, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development & (EMBA Class, 2014)
Xi Yao, Strategy Manager, Centralized Generation of Electricity, Gas, ENGIE & (MIM Class, 2006)


Kostas Andriosopoulos, Assoc. Professor, Director RCEM, ESCP Europe

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