The European Commission published in December 2016 a new report related to the 2016 Heating and Cooling strategy and emphasizes on the EU support. The FROnT project has been included in this report which provides an overview of the EU-funded support projects in the area of heating and cooling. Between 2011 and 2016 period, a total of € 166 millions of EU funding has been allocated to research, demonstration and market uptake of energy efficient, low carbon and renewable heating and cooling solutions. The document focuses on the Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation (2014-2020) and its predecessors: the former Seventh Framework and Intelligent Energy Europe programmes.
The report is available here.
The FROnT project aims to promote the Renewable Heating and Cooling in Europe and to develop them for RHC deployment while improving the understanding of the costs of RHC in comparison to fossil fuel use. Support schemes and end user decision factors are the major players that are necessary to be analyzed to help establish strategic policy priorities for RES Heating and Cooling. The project involves stakeholders from industry and public authorities from several EU member states such as Spain, Poland and others. There is a consortium which consists of representatives from industry, national energy agencies and partners that provides specific expertise.
More information about FROnT project can be found here.