Last Friday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for a better recognition of microgeneration technologies – those who produce electricity and heat at a small-scale – in EU’s energy policy.
Judith Merkies (Dutch MEP) who proposed the resolution, stresses that the European Commission has been neglecting small scale/ local level projects, which can be cheaper, and more energy efficient than large-scale projects. This resolution should draw the attention to these small-scale solutions.
Apart from more recognition, the MEPs underlined also the need for more targeted financial instruments to promote microgeneration. New fiscal and legal provisions should be created so that market barriers and high up-front investment costs are removed.
This resolution is beneficial for the heat pump technology as heat pumps are also a microgeneration technology and considered in the document as such.
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