The CSIS Energy and National Security and Europe Programs are pleased to host Dominique Ristori, Director General for Energy for the European Commission, to discuss the strategic importance of transatlantic cooperation for key energy priorities. With a rapidly evolving energy landscape featuring novel sources of supply alongside supply disruptions, the need for cooperation has become increasingly salient. Mr. Ristori will discuss the common objectives of the U.S. and the EU, including competitiveness, security of supply, and decarbonization, and the importance of cooperation on those objectives. Sarah Ladislaw, Director and Senior Fellow in the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, will moderate.
Dominique Ristori has worked in the European Commission since 1978 and has held several senior positions. Prior to his current posting, he was Director-General of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) from 2010 to 2013. Between 2006 and 2010, Mr Ristori was Deputy Director General of DG energy and Transport. From 2000 to 2006, as Director in charge of General Affairs and Resources in DG Energy and Transport, he was responsible for inter-institutional relations; enlargement and international relations; coordination of energy and transport research; internal market, state aids, infringements and public service obligations; passengers' and users' rights, as well as central management of human and budgetary resources.