The European heating & cooling sectors comprise 51% of energy consumption and contribute about 27% of Europe’s overall carbon emissions. Decarbonising this industry will be essential in Europe’s transition towards a carbon emission free society by mid of this century. Yet, the EU is far from being on track.
The heating and cooling industry is conscious of its responsibilities and is therefore launching the DecarbHeat initiative that aims to turn the vision of a 100% carbon-free, efficient, renewable heating & cooling sector in Europe by 2050 into reality. The initiative consists of three elements:
The DecarbHeat initiative aims at bringing together the major players of the heating and cooling industry and other major stakeholders. Together they can make the vision of a 100% decarbonised European heating and cooling system reality.
The DecarbHeat Forum 2017 was the kick-off event of the initiative. The aim was to collect ideas from a broad audience on the next steps towards the vision of a 100% decarbonised heating and cooling sector, along four areas of consideration:
The conference brought together relevant stakeholders:
The DecarbHeat Forum 2017 took place in Brussels on 11 and 12 May 2017 at the prestigious BEL building, a show-case of an eco-friendly passive house building equipped with PV, heat pumps and ventilation.
Learn more about this event here.
In our Picture Gallery you will find even more impressions from the DecarbHeat Forum 2017 and other of EHPA Campaigns and events!