The European Parliament’s ITRE (industry, research and energy) committee voted for the report on the revision of the renewable energy directive where it further promotes the use of the heating and cooling sectors by setting more challenging targets in 2030. Industry associations’ comments.
The associations of the heating and cooling sector from renewable sources are satisfied with the adoption of the new measures that further promote RES in the 2030 Heating & Cooling contained in the report on the revision of the renewable energy directive , voted today by the ITRE committee (industry , research and energy) of the European Parliament (Article 23). On the other hand, the absence of binding obligations for the Member States raises doubts .
The introduction of binding obligations – according to the associations AEBIOM (European Association of the biomass sector), EGEC (European Association for Geothermal Energy) and Solar Heat Europe – ” would, in fact, have ensured a better context to unlock the potential of the sector Renewables for cooling and heating in Europe, creating a strong market for different technologies and ensuring global EU leadership in the sector “.
However, the associations underlined in a note, the absence of constraints could in part be mitigated by the provisions to signal the progress made to achieve the different objectives on the ERF front in the sector, set by the article. These measures ” could partly compensate for the lack of a binding target, providing the industry with sufficient information and prospects for investments and establishing responsibility for the Member States”.