The new Board of Directors of the Spanish Energy Club met this Wednesday to ratify the appointment of Mario Ruiz-Tagle, CEO of Iberdrola Spain, as president of Enerclub for a period of two years; thus replacing María Victoria Zingoni, from Repsol.
At the beginning of his speech, the president of Enerclub thanked the previous Board of Directors for the excellent work: “The foundations of the Club of the future have been laid -said Ruiz-Tagle-, a modern, strong Club that provides greater added value to its members and to society as a whole”.
He then indicated the main lines of work proposed by the new Board of Directors, centered on three large areas: the first in which the Association is a multisectoral and regional reference point in the energy debate, increasing collaborations and activities with other sectors and promoting regional initiatives together with regional and local administrations. The second line is addressed to promote active participation and rapprochement with the European and international energy spheretaking advantage of the Spanish presidency of the EU scheduled for the second half of 2023. And the third, seeks to specify internal actions that help consolidate the opening of Enerclubsome of them already launched by the previous Board.
“We assume our new responsibilities in the face of a difficult situation, with the climate crisis, the conflict in Ukraine, inflation, or the high prices of raw materials occupying the front pages of the newspapers every day. These challenges confirm once again that the energy transition is one of the main solutions to all of them”, assured Ruiz-Tagle.
“A transition -continued the president of Enerclub-, which offers us important opportunities, for which we have a strong business fabric, which nIt has placed you at the forefront of technologies such as renewables, and which we hope can be repeated with hydrogen, bios, energy storage and others. And that also offers us a unique opportunity to strengthen the country’s industry and develop the entire value chain of our sector.”
To conclude, Mario Ruiz-Tagle pointed out that “The Club must accompany and be an active agent in the process of change that we are experiencing. It must establish itself as the place where, regardless of energy sources and business interests, we all work together to achieve the energy model we pursue, overcome current challenges, and take advantage of our strengths”.