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The Future of Gas

We cordially invite you to the launch of our new report

Wednesday 24 May | 12:30 - 14:30 hours
(lunch at 12:00)

The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts
Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels

The event will bring together scientists, policymakers, and wider stakeholders to discuss key messages of the report and how policymakers, energy suppliers, energy users, and the finance sector should work together to secure adequate supplies of clean energy while rapidly phasing out the use of natural gas, together with other fossil fuels.


  • 12:00 Sandwich lunch
  • 12:30 Opening remarks and presentation of the main findings of the report
  • 13:00 Panel debate and open discussion
  • 14:30 Close of meeting with coffee and networking


  • Professor Wim van Saarloos, EASAC President

  • Dr William Gillett, EASAC Energy Programme Director

  • Professor Anne Neumann, Co-Chair of EASAC Working Group on Future of Gas

  • Professor Neven Duic, Co-Chair of EASAC Working Group on Future of Gas

  • Maria da Graça Carvalho, Member of the European Parliament

  • Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General DG ENER, European Commission

  • Andris Piebalgs, Professor, European University Institute

  • Walburga Hemetsberger, Secretary General, SolarPower Europe

  • Jaume Loffredo, Energy Team Leader, BEUC The European Consumer Organisation

  • Waltraud Schmid, Head of Energy Department, Urban Innovation Vienna (video)

  • James Watson, Secretary General, Eurogas

The event will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel: YouTube EASAC

Register here


Please note that our events may be video-recorded and the record may be used on or in EASAC  online platforms, publications and promotional material. By joining the event you consent to your image and name appearing in any video-recording of the event.

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