The aim of the workshop is to discuss the European Union’s efforts to reduce reliance on Russian fossil fuels, in particular natural gas, to review remaining vulnerabilities and consider what more needs to be done to address them in line with the EU’s REPowerEU objectives. It will bring together representatives of EU and IEA member countries and the European Commission, alongside speakers from energy companies, investors and leading researchers.
The workshop comes as the concluding event of a project funded by the Technical Support Instrument of the European Commission and implemented by the International Energy Agency in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM), to provide multi-country advice on concrete measures to reduce dependency on Russian fossil fuels. This included a series of workshops and analytical outputs across seven key areas, including diversification of gas supply, biomethane, hydrogen, rooftop solar and heat pumps, energy efficiency improvement, permitting of renewable energy, and solutions for industry.
Elisa FERREIRA, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms
Fatih BIROL, Executive Director, IEA
Mario NAVA, Director-General, DG REFORM
Mechthild WÖRSDÖRFER, Deputy Director-General, DG ENER
Truls BORGSTRÖM, Deputy Director General, Energy Division, Ministry of Climate and Enterprise, Sweden