Doing the right thing: EU policy and consumer perspectives on Europe’s heating crisis and solutions


  • DATE OF THE EVENT: November 30, 2022
  • TIME: 10:00 - 13:00
  • LOCATION: Brussels - SPARKS Meeting rooms & Events space

Europe’s dependence on imported fossil fuels was exposed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Replacing this dependence through energy savings, geothermal and other renewable heating solutions is of paramount importance. We explored the policy challenges for EU policy and also the perspectives from key large heat-consuming sectors.


10:00 – 11:30 Policy session 

  • Claude Turmes, Luxemburg Minister for Energy

  • Tadhg O’Briain, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, ENER.B.1 – Presentation here
  • Andreas Graf, Project Manager European Energy Policy, Agora Energiewende – Presentation here
  • Marco Baresi, Institutional Affairs and Marketing Director, Turboden Mitsubishi – Presentation here
  • Kamila Piotrowska, Head of EU Policy & Advocacy, Baker Hughes – Presentation here

Moderator: Sanjeev Kumar (EGEC Head of Policy)

Responding to the questions:

  • What can be done now, in the medium term and by 2030?
  • How does the EU become energy independent ?
  • Can a country become gas free ?

12:00 – 13:00 Consumer perspective session 

Moderator: Philippe Dumas (EGEC Secretary general)

Responding to the questions:

  • What are consumers doing to address the crisis?
  • What support do they need?
  • Why did they look to geothermal?

Conclusions: Miklos Antics, EGEC President

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