With the signature of the Paris agreement, almost every country in the world recognised the need to address climate change and subscribed individually to a joint commitment in reducing CO2 emissions by 2050.
Insofar, most efforts have been placed in the decarbonisation of the power sector. Though, it is now blatantly clear that one of the main challenges to be faced in Europe and elsewhere will be the decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector.
Today we hear about the promise of decarbonisation of the power sector, exalting the advantages of electrification of heating, as an effective path for the decarbonisation of heating. On the other hand, we can hear about novel concepts addressing the decarbonisation of gas supply. Together with these approaches, each focused on decarbonising the supply, be it electricity or gas, co-exist renewable heating technologies, that provide already viable solutions but find it hard to make their way into a broader market.
With this panel discussion, we will address these different options and diverse views of a gradually more decarbonised future in the heating sector.
Moderator: Robin Welling, President, Solar Heat Europe/ESTIF
- Federica Sabbati, Secretary General, European Heating Industry Association
- Thomas Nowak, Secretary General, European Heat Pump Association
- Pedro Dias, Secretary General, Solar Heat Europe/ESTIF