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.
#DecarbHeat 2017, which will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on 11 and 12 May 2017, will lay down the groundwork for the necessary change. The conference aims to bring together relevant stakeholders: policy makers from the EU Commission and the Parliament as well as from the Member States. High level representatives from the heat pump industry as well as decision makers from cities and not least, other users of heat: representatives from industry.
With this mix of parties, the event ensures the collection of ideas from a broad audience and a discussion of the necessary next steps along four areas of consideration:
- How do policy makers envision the 2050 energy system and what is policy doing in Europe and abroad to address the issue of decarbonising the heating sector?
- What are the main challenges for cities, in particular when it comes to the renovation of buildings and whole quarters and how should decarbonized energy be distributed here?
- How will digitalisation challenge the heating and cooling industry – from product design to business models?
- What are the challenges for industry and how can energy demand in industry be meaningfully reduced?
For further information, please visit the event's website at the link below.
See also the relevant BUILD UP Event.