Paula Abreu Marques
Since August 2013, Mrs Abreu Marques is the Head of Unit for “Renewables and CCS policy” in the European Commission, DG Energy. She is responsible for the EU renewable energy policy, including the implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive and the definition of the regulatory policy framework for Post-2020, as well as for the enabling policies and measures designed to make the EU world number one in renewable energy. She is also in charge of developing the Commission strategy on Carbon Capture and Storage. Previously, Mrs Abreu Marques was the Head of Unit for “International Energy Relations and Enlargement” in the European Commission, where she defined and steered the general approach in the area of international energy relations. This included inter alia the negotiation and coordination of the EU position vis-à-vis third countries or groups of countries and international organisations, energy cooperation agreements and platforms, alongside the management of procedures aiming at the conclusion of accession, association or cooperation agreements with third countries, including energy trade related issues. She joined the European Commission in 1994.