Thursday, November 29, 2018

Europe: Geothermal Association Calls for More Heating and Cooling for Decarbonisation of the Energy System.

Heating and cooling sector to get its due spot on the decarbonisation radar (EGEC)

Meeting attendees acknowledge the importance of heating and cooling (H&C) for the decarbonisation of our energy system.

On 28 November 2018, policymakers and industry gathered at the Committee of the Regions for the High-Level Round Table on the Decarbonisation of the Heating Sector, a joint event organised by the European Commission and the Decarb Heat Initiative partners. 

The timing is right: on the very same day that the European Commission launched its Long-term Emissions Reduction Strategy, the topic of decarbonising heat received the attention it deserves. Being responsible for 50% of final energy consumption in Europe, addressing heat will be paramount for reaching a net-zero emissions economy by 2050 and needs therefore to become a policy priority for the EU.