No Decarbonisation without Local Engagement on Heating and Cooling

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11th October 2016 | 16:00 -18:00 , followed by a cocktail | L42 Business Center & Workspaces Rue de la Loi 42, B-1040 Bruxelles

During this event, we will discuss challenges and opportunities for the deployment of renewables in the heating and cooling sector, in order to ensure a true decarbonisation of our economies and honour our COP-21 commitments.

The decarbonisation of our economies will not happen without tackling the Heating and Cooling sector, which represents almost half of our energy consumption.

Renewable energy sources able to provide direct heat to households and industries are available and should be promoted to efficiently decarbonise the heating and cooling sector.

In the framework of the IEE FROnT project, a survey has been conducted to analyse end-consumers key decision factors when choosing a heating or cooling system. It results that the main barriers to switching to a renewable system are the lack of awareness and difficult financing.

Local authorities, consumer organisations and representatives of the manufacturing industry have an important role to play in tackling these barriers.

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KEY ISSUES
  • What role for local authorities and consumers organisations in increasing awareness on renewable heating and cooling installations?
  • What can installation manufacturers do to overcome the financing issue?
  • Presentation of an online tool able to compare the cost of fossil and renewable heating and cooling installations (tool developed by FROnT project)