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Heating and Cooling: Towards a fossil-free reality?

22. May 2018 @ 16:30 - 19:30
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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.


Venue Name: EURACTIV Network Office
Address: Boulevard Charlemagne 1
Brussels, 1041 Belgium

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Organizer Name: Solar Heat Europe
Organizer Name: EGEC
Organizer Name: AEBIOM
Organizer Name: European Copper Institute