Heating and cooling
Mission possible: funding the renewable heating transition
14 Jul 23
Our products need to become more energy efficient and sustainable for both people and planet.
Less energy and material waste means more savings for consumers, and products which are compatible with the limits of our planet allow us to lower our overall consumption footprint for the environment. It's a win-win!
This study calls attention to the need for ICT (Information and Communications Technology) products to be prioritised in ESPR (Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation) and Ecodesign by demonstrating significant material impacts in a number of broad product groupings that have yet to be properly addressed.
A new analysis commissioned by the Coolproducts campaign shows that up to a million more households could have been fitted with heat pumps had the EU and Member States spent on renewables the equivalent of the amount paid to fossil heating subsidies in recent years. The study, conducted by Trinomics, underlines the gap in political will between Europe’s renewable vision and the current reality by focusing on data in the 15 European countries that still provide some subsidies to fossil-fueled domestic heating systems.
A rapid phase-out of the use of fossil fuels for heating buildings is the all-in-one policy for alleviating energy poverty, meeting the EU ́s energy and climate targets and support the reduction of import dependency.Learn More