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Video – the case for renewable heating

Policymakers must step up and deliver on climate targets by phasing out the installation of new fossil fuel boilers in the EU by 2030. Learn how in our new video.

Myth-buster: Heating decarbonisation

Why stalling on the transition to clean heating in the EU will only help fossil fuel companies. A mythbuster by ECOS with the Coolproducts campaign.

Green Heat for All 2

A review of the necessity and feasibility of a just and green heat transition. Shifting as little as half of the annual €3.2 billion fossil heating subsidies paid by Member States to heat pumps can transition Europe to 100% renewable heat by 2040.

The case for horizontal policy for ICT products

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.

Mission Possible: funding the renewable heat transition – full report

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.

Mission Possible: funding the renewable heat transition – briefing

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.

Why hydrogen boilers are not the answer

This briefing explores how hydrogen in heating, often marked as a cleaner and more sustainable alternative to the fossil boiler, would have far more safety and technical implications than existing gas boilers, and are a dangerous distraction from renewable technologies.

The gas lobby’s boiler battle

The following investigation looks into how the gas lobby has tried to influence the EU’s Energy Performance Building Directive (EPBD), which could transform the continent’s energy use, creating a green, sustainable and affordable future for millions of Europeans, and crucially, ending the potential for Russia and other fossil fuel autocracies to blackmail the democratic world.

How ecodesign will make the transition to clean heating happen

On 27 April, stakeholders and national experts will meet at a Consultation Forum that will be crucial in our quest to climate neutrality: EU member states will discuss new ecodesign rules for space and water heaters. In practical terms, raising the energy-efficiency threshold of these appliances could result in a de facto ban on gas and oil boilers, given that they are much less efficient than heat pumps and other renewable-based systems.

The coolest heating: 2023 edition

For the third year in a row, the Coolproducts campaign audited the portfolios of the main manufacturers of domestic heating products who sell their products in Europe. The authors examined publicly available data, as well as manufacturers’ responses to a survey, to rank 72 companies according to the climate-friendliness of their portfolios.

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