WHAT: Heating and Cooling: Towards a fossil-free reality?
WHEN: Tuesday 22 May 2018, 16:30 – 19:30
WHERE: EURACTIV Network Office, Boulevard Charlemagne 1 Brussels, 1041 Belgium
Today, several renewable technologies are available to decarbonise heating and cooling (H&C) – biomass, solar thermal, geothermal and efficient heat pumps. They are mature and ready to deliver but the market uptake of renewable energies in the H&C sector remains difficult.
With the Clean Energy Package being finalised, discussions on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) starting, and the mid-century decarbonisation roadmap underway, there is no better time to discuss how the H&C sector can contribute to the EU’s climate and energy objectives.
This stakeholder workshop, featuring a keynote speech by Director General for Energy Mr. Dominique Ristori, brings together policymakers and other experts to discuss the future of the H&C sector. Questions will include:
– How can Europe plan a fossil fuel phase-out up to 2050?
– Can renewable energies in H&C reach mass market?
– Considering the long investment cycles (15 years), what funding mechanisms have to be put in place to decarbonise the sector?
The event is free of charge.