G7: Energy's main players in Rome

G7: Energy's main players in Rome

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On April 9 and 10, 2017 Rome will host the Energy Ministers Meeting with representatives from the seven most industrialized nations in the world. At the center of the summit, the strengthening of collective energy security

From April 9 to 10, in Rome, the Ministerial energy summit will take place, with representatives from the top seven industrialized countries in the world. Attending the event will be the energy ministers from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the EU (through Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete), and the US. There will be a special focus on the US since, for the first time, representatives from the Trump administration will take part in a G7 summit. Presiding over the summit, representing Italy’s presidency, will be Carlo Calenda, Minister of Economic Development. At the center of the summit, the strengthening of collective energy security and the road to guaranteeing availability of diversified, reliable, and economically sustainable energy resources, in the short and long term. These are topics that had already arisen in the previous Rome G7 summit in 2014, and which will be further developed this year. Other prominent items on the agenda are, cybersecurity, the seven members’ stances on the Ukraine, electricity, research and development, and the integration of energy efficiency within every country’s energy program.