As Policy Officer in the DG Energy, Eric is in charge notably of: energy efficiency and transition to carbon neutrality in industry; heat pumps for industrial, commercial and residential applications; as well as Country Coordinator for Belgium in the DG Energy. In this frame, he is coordinating the development of research and innovation topics related to energy intensive industries in the Cluster “Energy, Climate and Mobility” of the Horizon Europe framework programme, as well as the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) Working Group on energy efficiency in industry. He contributes to the Competitiveness Progress Report (CPR) on Heat pumps and on industrial heat recovery and upgrade. He is also coordinating the assessment of the Belgium National Energy and Climate Plan, and Resilience Recovery Plan, from an energy point of view.
Prior to this, he was Research Programme Officer at DG Research and Innovation for six years. Before joining the European Commission in 2009, Mr Lecomte worked in industry for 19 years, mainly for Thales Alenia Space, as head of the Electrical Power Conditioning Units product line for space application. Eric Lecomte has an Engineering degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, as well as a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, US.