How to make the EU number one in Renewable Heating & Cooling
Brussels - 15th June 2016
During the EU Sustainable Energy Week, Member States, including Lithuania’s vice Minister of Energy, Mr Macevicius, will present their national heating and cooling strategies and the role of renewables in decarbonising the sector.
The EU will not achieve its climate and energy objectives unless renewable heating and cooling solutions become more widely used.
Energy demand for heating and cooling constitutes half of Europe’s energy needs. Since few alternatives are ready to replace fossil fuel demand in high temperature industrial processes, full attention must be given to the residential and commercial sectors. Here, a sufficient number of technology alternatives is available to achieve a renewable energy based system for heating, cooling, and hot water production by 2030.
Making renewable heating and cooling a priority means efficiently promoting European leadership in renewables, strengthening EU’s energy security, supporting innovative SME’s and improving the health of millions of citizens through better air quality.
All this can be achieved without delay. The technologies are mature and readily available but require adequate targets, market conditions and accompanying policy measures.
After the publication of the EU Heating and Cooling Strategy and before the publication of the European Commission’s revised directives on energy efficiency (EED), energy performance of buildings (EPBD), and renewable energy (RES-D), this conference will discuss inspiring strategies and practices shaping the right policy framework across the EU in the 'year of delivery'.
- European and national heating and cooling strategies
- Decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector
- The role of renewable heating and cooling in the energy transition
VENUE, DATE & AGENDA
Further information is available here.
This event takes place in the framework of IEE project FROnT and is supported by all FROnT partners: