Heating and cooling (H&C) represent almost 50% of the EU energy demand, but only 23% of that energy is green. The energy crisis we are facing today is having a huge impact on the H&C sectors, making the roll-out of renewables more urgent than ever. REDI4Heat is a new EU project, funded under the LIFE Programme, that officially started in October 2022. The project will run for three years and it will aim to accelerate the share of renewables for heating and cooling, by identifying national policy gaps thus proposing effective strategies.
The project will support five Member States (Croatia, Germany, Greece, Poland, and Portugal) in identifying and addressing bottlenecks in national energy strategies, particularly in National Energy and Climate Plans. The final objective is to develop tools to speed up the deployment of renewable heating and cooling systems while encouraging replication in other EU countries.
REDI4Heat will be coordinated by the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving Foundation (CRES) from Greece. The Consortium is made up of 12 partners who represent the entire renewable heating and cooling technology sector. It includes five research and technology organisations (CRES, Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar, ADENE – Agência para a Energia, Polish National Energy Conservation Agency, DENA – German Energy Agency), six associations (Solar Heat Europe, European Heat Pump Association, European Geothermal Energy Council, Bioenergy Europe, Euroheat & Power, EnergyCities) and one private company (Trinomics).
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