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Decarbonising Industrial Heat: Challenge or Opportunity for European Competitiveness?

Energy, Environment and Climate
Date: Tuesday, 04 December 2018

Venue: Renaissance Brussels Hotel  |  City: Bruxelles

Evidence is growing that we need more action on climate change. We have to step up our efforts in decarbonising our economy if we want to stay below a global temperature rise of 1.5°C, as prescribed by the Paris Agreement. Against this backdrop, COGEN Europe and Mytilineos are organising a high-level debate on one of the most significant challenges: Decarbonising industrial heat.

The heating sector represents 50% of energy consumption in Europe. With more than 30% of that heat being used in industrial processes at various temperatures, this sector will require profound decarbonisation. As the European Union is putting forward its long-term greenhouse gas reduction strategy, a comprehensive approach to industrial heat is a priority. While decarbonising the sector, European energy-intensive industries will need to continue to have access to an affordable and reliable heat supply to keep their businesses afloat amidst rising global competition.

This debate will take a deeper look at the required solutions. More precisely, how can we decarbonise heat cost-effectively and meet the energy needs of Europe's industry, while boosting competitiveness, sustainable jobs and growth? And what will be the barriers on our path to a decarbonised industry?

Registration: click HERE




Keynote Speech by Dominique Ristori, Director General DG ENERGY, European Commission, on Europe’s Long-term Strategy to Decarbonise the European Economy

Keynote Speech by Peter Kouroumbashev, Member of the European Parliament (S&D, Bulgaria)

Panel Debate

Moderated by Frédéric Simon (Editor at EurActiv.com)

  • Ioannis Desypris, Director Regulatory Affairs, MYTILINEOS
  • Peter Handley, Head of Unit for Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

  • Mette Quinn, Head of Unit for ETS Implementation and IT, Directorate General Climate Action
  • Charles-Henri Robert, Executive Director Climate Change & Energy, CEFIC

  • Tomas Wyns, Senior Researcher, Institute for European Studies (VUB), representing the European Climate Foundation


 Cocktail reception




All Dates

  • Tuesday, 04 December 2018

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