The European Commission organised for the first time a high level event on the role of heating and cooling in the European energy transition.
The conference discussed the issues facing the heating and cooling sector which accounts for half of the EU’s energy consumption – ahead of both electricity and transport.
Attendees included European and national policy makers, representatives from industry, businesses and consumer associations, NGOs, local and national authorities, academia and research institutions. Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, delivered the keynote speech.
Euroheat & Power, together with ten other associations of the Heat Coalition, organised a Welcome Cocktail in the evening of 25 February 2015 at the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels. Guest speaker was Dominique Ristori, European Commission Director-General for Energy.