Geothermal Own-Initiative (INI) Report Executive Hearing


  • DATE OF THE EVENT: October 10, 2023
  • TIME: 11:00 - 13:00
  • LOCATION: Brussels

10th October 2023 at 11 am – 1 pm in the European Parliament (Brussels) Room PHS 1A002

Geothermal energy provides permanent, non-weather dependent supplies of baseload renewable electricity, heating, free cooling, seasonal thermal and electricity storage as well as the most sustainable means of extracting lithium and other raw materials. Yet it is only 2% of final electricity and heating production.


This debate provides an opportunity to identify the most effective means to accelerate geothermal energy across the EU.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Piotr Dziadzio, Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Climate and Environment, Poland
  • Mr Maroš Šefčovič, Executive Vice-President, European Commission (tbc)
  • Professor Zdzisław Krasnodębski MEP and Rapporteur of the Geothermal INI
  • Ms Pernille Weiss MEP and Shadow on the Geothermal INI
  • Mr Niels Fuglsang, MEP and Shadow on the Geothermal INI
  • Mr Olivier Racle, Director, Heating & Cooling Networks, ENGIE
  • Ms Cindy Demichel, CEO, Celsius
  • Mr Asbjørn Haugstrup, Chief External Relations Officer, Innargi
  • Mr Horst Kreuter, Managing Director, Vulcan Energy Resources GmBH
  • Ms Bruna Campos, Euronatur

Deadline to register – 5th October


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