On July 31st, Solar Heat Europe together with the EEB, ECOS, Euroheat & power, and CoolProducts joined forces in a joint letter for European policymakers with the objective to address the unfair competition renewable heat solutions face from fossil fuel-based technologies.
The letter explains the relevance of thermal energy consumption and the fact that carbon neutrality cannot be reached if emissions in domestic, commercial, and industrial heating and cooling are not successfully tackled.
Despite a stable growth in both overall sales and market shares, both decentralised and centralised renewable heating and cooling technologies struggle to reach the needed pace of market penetration to keep in line with European and national targets.
One of the reasons behind this is the unfair competition renewable heat solutions face from fossil fuels-based technologies, which in most Member States still enjoy low taxation and preferential access to the market through direct subsidies and the lack of adequate carbon pricing.
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