5 factors are holding back the energy transition to a zero emissions Europe by 2050, writes Thomas Nowak.
The way we use energy in our society needs to change if we want to keep global warming well below 2°C, as stipulated at COP21 in Paris. This transition needs to include decision-makers on all levels and must above all include citizens.
Post date: 28 Mar 2017
Type: Ask the Experts
A decarbonisation of Europe’s energy system without a decarbonisation of the heating sector is impossible. Yet, efforts currently under way are too slow. Transforming the heating industry -from research and development to manufacturing, installation and maintenance- requires a gigantic effort by all stakeholders. Due to the distorted prices for energy, current market conditions are not suitable to trigger the necessary change.
Post date: 3 Feb 2017
The DecarbHeat initiative aims at bringing together the major players of the heating and cooling industry and other major stakeholders. Together they can make the vision of a 100% decarbonised European heating and cooling system a reality. The initiative consists of a the DecarbHeat Industry Pledge and the DecarbHeat Declaration of Support. Both will be formally open for signature at the #DecarbHeat 2017 Forum in Brussels on 11-12 May 2017.
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Position of industry and professional associations (EHPA, EPEE, eu.bac, Eurovent, EVIA and REHVA)
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Through this group, we plan to share information and best practice examples on heat pump technology, as well as updates on policies that affect it. It is our purpose to make more people aware of this efficient, reliable and cost effective method of providing heating, cooling and hot water.
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