The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling elected Marco Calderoni as its new president, starting the one-year mandate on January 1st, 2021.
Marco Calderoni has always been committed to the sector of renewable energies, in particular thermal renewables. He is also the Chairman of the European Solar Thermal Technology Panel (ESTTP) of the RHC-ETIP, and since 2012 he has been involved in district heating, as an ideal energy vector for the collection of locally available renewable sources, as well as in projects related to heat pumps, both electrically and heat-driven. He graduated in 2003 in Mechanical Engineering with expertise in energy at Politecnico di Milano and has been working as a researcher ever since 2003.
“I am proud of leading RHC-ETIP in 2021. Our technology platform is big and diversified, the challenge, therefore, is to make a synthesis of the needs of Technology Panels and Horizontal Working Groups. So far, we have achieved very good results in this sense. The recent cooperation activities with other Technology Platforms and policy-oriented associations bring this synthesis effort to a higher level and I believe if we succeed, we will ensure RES heating and cooling technologies have the role those deserve in the future European energy system” stated Marco, during his first meeting as Chairman of the RHC-ETIP, highlighting the positive impact of new alliances formed in the previous year, such as the Clean Energy Transition Partnership.
Marco Calderoni takes over from Javier Urchueguía, RHC-ETIP Chairman in 2020. As key takeaways from his presidency period, Dr. Urchueguía pointed out the influential role of the RHC-ETIP to tip the balance of the budgetary distribution towards renewable heating and cooling.
About the RHC ETIP:
The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling, officially endorsed by the European Commission since October 2008, aims at playing a decisive role in maximising synergies and strengthening efforts towards research, development, and technological innovation which will consolidate Europe’s leading position in the sector.