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Jasbir
Basi

Senior Associate
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Jas is a Senior Associate in the Energy practice at Global Counsel. He has worked across the UK Civil Service and the Confederation of British Industry in roles spanning policy and public affairs with a focus on climate and energy issues. Before joining GC, he led the UK Government’s strategic communications efforts as part of its hosting of COP26.

At GC, Jas focuses on analysing EU and UK policy within the energy sector including on issues relating to renewable power. 
 

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Reform or revolution? Europe’s energy choices in 2023

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This week’s EU energy council comes at an inflection point in the energy crisis. It will be a moment to take stock of progress on short-term challenges:  the new gas storage regulation means underground gas storage is above 95%; demand-side measures for gas and electricity have reduced gas consumption by 15% since August; and LNG supplies hit a new record of 109 bcm…

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Unpacking von der Leyen’s state of the EU

General Politics

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, delivered her third state of the European Union speech on September 14th before the European Parliament, giving sight of her priorities for 2023 and using a rare public platform to speak more directly to audiences beyond the immediate EU stakeholders. 

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Franco-German energy relations: Cooperation or compromise

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The “trilemma” is putting the solidarity of European energy policy to the test. Member states are scrambling to shore up the security of supply for the winter, energy bills are rising, and the imperative to accelerate decarbonisation remains. 

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