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The Clean Energy Package: Towards a smart and sustainable heat market

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The European Commission’s “Clean Energy for all Europeans” package of legislation, which was presented at the end of last year, aims, amongst others, at accelerating renewable energy innovation, based on the EU’s commitment to cut CO₂ emissions by 2030.


With renewable energy deployment progressing fast in power generation, the heating and cooling sector still has some way to go to reduce the remaining 84% of EU heating still generated by fossil fuels.


A new policy approach to increase the share of renewables in heating and cooling beyond the current 18.6% is required. Solutions are available, but not sufficiently exploited to allow all European citizens to access clean energy.


EURACTIV invites you to this event, which will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on 30 May 2017, to discuss the EU’s approach towards renewable heating and cooling. Questions will include:


  • What European level actions can be taken to correct the bias of the heat market towards fossil fuels, and against renewables?
  • What is the role of the consumers in the adoption of the renewable heating and cooling solutions?
  • What policies and concrete measures are needed by the EU institutions and member states?
  • What role for local authorities in decarbonising the H&C sector?


For further information and registration, please visit the relevant EURACTIVE webpage at the link below.

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