The EU Commission has taken the next logical step: buildings are top users of energy and atmospheric polluters. The newly announced Renovation Wave communication should unlock the renovation of 35 million inefficient buildings by 2030 and gives specific attention to decarbonising heating and cooling.
This initiative can be the accelerator the EU needs to reach its Climate and Energy goals in 2030 and 2050, while ensuring sustainable economic recovery and meeting other policy goals.
In order to have 40% of all homes heat pump heated in 2030, 48 million families have to decide to invest in a heat-pump based heating system and the industry has to deliver, install and maintain 48 million heat pump systems before 2030. To achieve this, a heat-pump system needs to fit on the grid in the home and its inhabitants’ budget. The policy has to make a market framework that facilitates end-user investment in clean technologies that are ready for 2030 - 2050.
While it's clear that heat pumps work in renovation and bring economic, environmental, social benefits to European citizens, a heat pump implementation plan is needed.
In this online event, the heat pump industry joins forces with the policy-makers as equal partners in reaching their common Renovation Wave objectives.
12:50 - 13:00 Setting the stage: heat pumps, renovation and deep decarbonisation
13:00 – 13:40 How to surf the renovation wave with heat pumps – existing and new policy
13:40 – 14:20 The Renovation Wave business plan – implementation agenda of large-scale heat pump deployment
14:20 – 14:30 BREAK
14:30 – 15:10 New business models for people by people
15:10 – 15:40 – Change of perspective session: How can heat pumps save the world
15:40 – 16:20 How to be more "gridful" - envisioning Europe's electric grid: will 50 million heat pumps leave Europe in the dark?