High-Level Round Table on the Decarbonisation of the Heating Sector

  • Events
  • 28 November 2018 - 28 November 2018
  • Committee of the Regions, Brussels, Belgium
  • by European Commission & DecarbHeat


The event


The High-Level Round Table on the Decarbonisation of the Heating Sector gathers the leaders of the European sustainable and renewable heat industry associations, organised under the DecarbHeat initiative. The event aims to discuss how the heat sector can contribute to the decarbonisation of the EU energy sector, what policies, technologies and pathways exists and what more needs to be done to put the heating sector on a sustainable path and ensure its cost-effective energy transition towards 2050.


The event is organised by the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and DecarbHeat partners and will be attended by around 90 representatives of the heating sector.


The Round Table will in four sessions discuss:
  • Issues of heat decarbonisation pathways and solutions
  • Enabling policies and regulatory ecosystems
  • Investment and financing needs by 2050.


Key speakers include Mr Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy at the European Commission and Mr Paul Voss, Managing Director at Euroheat & Power.


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Heating in our homes and in industry accounts for half of the EU energy consumption. At present, most of the heating is produced from fossil fuels, only 19% is supplied from renewable energy sources, and heating is used inefficiently in 75% of Europe’s buildings. As part of our decarbonisation efforts, we must therefore address heating as a precondition to achieve the EU 2030 energy and climate goals and fulfil the EU commitments under the Paris Agreement.


The Commission retains the right to determine participation based on the available number of seats in the meeting room and the scope of the meeting. The participants will receive confirmation via the functional mail box [email protected]


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