Heating and cooling

84% of heating and cooling is still powered by polluting fossil fuels. [J B/Flickr]

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The heating and cooling of buildings and industry is responsible for half of the EU’s energy consumption, and “much of it is wasted” according to the European Commission.

84% of heating and cooling is still powered by polluting fossil fuels, which heaps greater pressure on the EU’s carbon limits. Nearly half of the energy used comes from burning gas.

In this Special Report, EURACTIV looks at what policymakers can do to move towards a more sustainable heating and cooling system.

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