Eurofuel thinking ahead: Join us on Tuesday 26 September!

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The introduction of objectives for the deployment of renewable energy in heating and cooling is an important feature in the revision of the EU Renewable Energy Directive, a key element of the legislative package on "Clean Energy for All Europeans".

As the European Parliament prepares for major votes on this proposal and the whole package in October, Eurofuel would like to invite interested policy-makers and stakeholders for a panel discussion on concrete solutions to promote low-carbon heating in an effective way, while respecting financial capacities of consumers and their free choice of technology.

As a contribution to the debate, Eurofuel will present the outcomes of a study on the potential for innovative liquid fuel systems for decarbonised heating.



Introduction and Welcome Addresses 

  • Rainer Steffens - Director of the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union
  • Dr. Ernst-Moritz Bellingen - President, Eurofuel


The potential for clean and innovative liquid fuels for heating 

Jeremy Hawksley - Former Director General, OFTEC (UK and Republic of Ireland) 


The Renewable Energy Directive in the heating sector 

Seán Kelly - Member of the European Parliament (EPP, Republic of Ireland) 


Panel debate and Q&As 

What are the pathways to decarbonise Europe's heating in a realistic and consumer-friendly way? How can the Renewable Energy Directive contribute to this endeavour? Which role could play innovative liquid fuels in this evolution?


  • Eva Hoos - Policy Officer, DG ENER, European Commission
  • Karl-Heinz Backhaus - Head of Government Relations, Associations and Standardisation, Vaillant Group
  • and the previous speakers


Christian Hierholzer - Managing Director, Hanover Communications Brussels 


Concluding remarks 

Dr. Ernst-Moritz Bellingen - President, Eurofuel

18:45 - 20:30 

Cocktail reception


When and where?

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 17.00-19.00 hrs, followed by a cocktail.

Representation of the State North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union

Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels


Register here