Clean energy for all.
At Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon), with which I maintain the link of full professor, my classes focused on the areas of Energy, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development. It was also to these themes that I preferentially dedicated my activity as a researcher. At the European Commission, as adviser to President Barroso, I dedicated myself from the first day to the Energy and Climate Strategy. For all these reasons, I feel that I am in a position to help make a difference in the historic moment that we are going through, with a climate crisis that threatens our future on this planet, and at a time when the European Commission took on the enormous project called European Green Deal. In the ITRE - Industry, Research and Energy committee - in which I am deputy coordinator of the European People's Party group, I am committed to supporting and influencing policy makers - in Parliament, the Commission and the European Council - in the steps that will have to be taken. I place Energy and Climate in the same category for feeling that only with a strong bet on clean and accessible energy sources for all of us will we win the battle we face.