Interesting Read: EU power utility boss: ‘Coal is finished, the hard question now is gas’

Interview of Francesco Starace CEO of Enel, the Italian power utility with EURACTIV.


  • Renewables are “clear winner of the cost per kilowatt hour battle”
  • Carbon neutrality in power sector achievable “certainly earlier than 2050”
  • After coal, gas also is being phased out
  • E.ON split was “a bet”, companies should focus on “useful part” of their legacy assets
  • EU’s EPS 550 rule is “the wrong battle”, won’t drive investments
  • P2P “important” but only a small part of the value chain

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