The conversation will tackle with authenticity and truthfulness some of the burning questions you might have, from the nuclear debate to the rocketing rise in energy prices.

This is a significant moment in energy. As we experience the world’s first demand-driven energy shock and navigate multiple once in-a-lifetime crises, it is apparent to everyone, everywhere, that energy affects every part of life. The world energy agenda cannot be advanced by swinging from one priority to another. Successful energy transitions can only be achieved by maintaining focus on all pillars of the World Energy Trilemma — security, affordability, and sustainability — to ensure no one is left behind.

How did we get to the current crisis situation? What can we do to mitigate or prevent future peaks? Can renewable energy guarantee energy security on its own? Does nuclear energy have a role to play in our future energy landscape? How can we link Security with Affordability and Sustainability?

Join the conversation with Marie-Pierre Fauconnier, Léopold Coppieters and Pierre-Henri D’haene.


Biography of the panelists:

Léopold Coppieters
Co-Founder and Chief Solar Officer – (BCorp).
Léopold was a carpenter, he enjoys building things. As an environmental science and management student, he co-founded Skysun at the age of 22. He is passionate about solving climate change challenges through creative business models. He believes in a decentralized energy grid and works daily to make it a reality in the EU. is a B2B solar power Start-up on a mission to finance the EU energy transition. Léopold is a fellow of Belgium’s 40 Under 40.

Pierre-Henri D’haene
Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance at Elia.
He has a career in Consulting and within the Energy industry. As Adjunct Professor Sustainable Finance at HEC Liege and lecturer in several universities in Belgium, the UK, and the US, Pierre-Henri is an expert on sustainability and economics. He is a member of the Belgian Sustainable Finance Strategy working group launched by Ministers Van Peteghem and Khattabi, and a member of the Board of Directors at Guberna – focusing on ESG integration into corporate governance. He is a fellow of Belgium’s 40 Under 40 where he developed an ESG training for Board of Directors alongside Guberna. He holds an Ivy League MBA in Corporate Finance and behavioral psychology from Cornell University, New York, and a Master in mechanical engineering from UC Louvain in Belgium.

Marie-Pierre Fauconnier
Climate Pact Ambassador for European Union Climate Pact.
Holding a master’s degree in Actuarial Science and in Applied Economics and a degree in environmental management, Fauconnier served as deputy head of cabinet of the deputy prime minister from 1999 to 2002. She then joined Elia, the Belgian electricity transmission system operator as advisor of the CEO and in 2006 became head of the Directorate-General energy of the Federal Public Service Economy

In 2013, Fauconnier joined the Belgian Federal Commission for Electricity and Gas Regulation (CREG) as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors. In 2018, she was appointed CEO at Sibelga, the distribution grid operator for electricity and gas in the Brussels-Capital Region. She is since 2021 Climate Pact Ambassador and serves as Board member at CIRIEC International and ULB.


  • 6:30 Pm > Welcome
  • 7 – 8 Pm > Conference and Q&A
  • 8 PM > conversation continues at TheStables bar


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