header

Browse our Calendar!

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
4
Date : Monday, 04 June 2018
5
Date : Tuesday, 05 June 2018
6
Date : Wednesday, 06 June 2018
7
Date : Thursday, 07 June 2018
11
Date : Monday, 11 June 2018
12
Date : Tuesday, 12 June 2018
13
Date : Wednesday, 13 June 2018
14
Date : Thursday, 14 June 2018
18
Date : Monday, 18 June 2018
19
Date : Tuesday, 19 June 2018
20
Date : Wednesday, 20 June 2018
21
Date : Thursday, 21 June 2018
25
Date : Monday, 25 June 2018
26
Date : Tuesday, 26 June 2018
27
Date : Wednesday, 27 June 2018
28
Date : Thursday, 28 June 2018

HEATING AND COOLING: TOWARDS A FOSSIL-FREE REALITY?

Energy, Environment and Climate
Date: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 16:30 - 19:30

Venue: EURACTIV Network Office  |  City: Bruxelles, Belgium

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Dominique Ristori, Director General for Energy, European Commission

Today, several renewable technologies are available to decarbonise heating and cooling (H&C) – biomass, solar thermal, geothermal and efficient heat pumps. They are mature and ready to deliver but the market uptake of renewable energies in the H&C sector remains difficult.

The Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) is the first piece of EU legislation to address the decarbonisation of the H&C sector, which represents about 50% of Europe’s energy consumption. But while the RED II sets an objective of mainstreaming renewables in H&C, it does not elaborate on the means to deliver.

With the Clean Energy Package being finalised, discussions on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) starting, and the mid-century decarbonisation roadmap underway, there is no better time to discuss how the H&C sector can contribute to the EU’s climate and energy objectives.

This stakeholder workshop brings together policymakers and other experts to discuss the future of the H&C sector. Questions will include:

- How can Europe plan a fossil fuel phase-out up to 2050? 
- Can renewable energies in H&C reach mass market?
- Considering the long investment cycles (15 years), what funding mechanisms have to be put in place to decarbonise the sector?

This event is under the patronage of the European Commission on the occasion of Green Week. 

EU Green Week 2018 will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, nature and biodiversity, waste and water management, it will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future. More info here https://www.eugreenweek.eu/ 

#EUevents

 

Telephone
+32 (0)2 788 36 86
Email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address
Boulevard Charlemagne 1
1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

 

Map


 

All Dates


  • Tuesday, 22 May 2018 16:30 - 19:30

Powered by iCagenda

International Master in European Studies
DAY PROGRAMME - 17 September - 13 December 2018
International Master in European Studies
Evening & Weekend Programme - 18 September 2018 - 31 January 2019
EU Events partner - Corporate Odyssey
Organising your event in Brussels? Come and discover EU Events' new partner!
Erasmus Salon #5 - Is Bologna alive for all study programmes?
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 19:00 - 21:00
Young Diplomats Forum - London 2018
2nd July - 6th July 2018