The aim of the 16th CEEC conference is to discuss the issue of energy security in the light of the need to get rid of dependence on energy supplies from Russia and search for alternatives in other countries, as well as speeding up deployment of domestic sources. Russian invasion into Ukraine has shown the problem of high energy dependence on Russia and exposed the vulnerability of Central European region. The conference will discuss the measures that could be done to decrease this dependence, while not abandoning the EU climate goals. The conference will pay special attention to the possibilities of developing hydrogen infrastructure, usage of waste and circular economy, energy efficiency in buildings and changes of ETS in industry sector. Traditional Central European regional format of the conference will be expanded with Ukraine and discussed also with their representatives and stakeholders.