Men, women, energy and an energy union

The Council of European Energy Regulators was established in 2000 aiming at creation of a single, competitive, efficient and sustainable internal energy market. It is a not-for-profit association that is closely linked to the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators. They share similar objectives, so let’s define what sustainable development is in energy case.

According to the most common use of this phrase, it is a state of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment, e.g. preserving life. But women are the ones that are giving birth, they are the life-creators and it is strange that regulations of such important matter are mostly in men’s hands. In the hands of that part of the humanity that is responsible for all the wars and destruction. That’s why it is a wise step the re- appointment and appointment of two ladies – Ms. Annegret Groebel from Germany and Ms. Valeria Termini from Italy as Vice Presidents of the Council.

 

Lord Mogg, CEER President, said: “I am proud of the work and commitment of all our Vice Presidents and working group chairs. I am particularly proud of our female Board members as they are also important role models who can help the advancement of women in energy. Women’s development is not only an issue of gender diversity. It makes economic sense. CEER is proud to help, in very practical ways, the advancement of women in energy and thus improve the effectiveness and efficiency of regulation.” This is an example that many should follow.