Decarbonising Europe’s heating sector

A worker checks the temperature in the biggest heating plant east of Skopje, 08 January 2009. [EPA/GEORGI LICOVSKI]

Heating is responsible for almost half (40%) of the EU’s total energy consumption, and a large share of the bloc’s carbon emissions. Yet, politicians are reluctant to confront the issue head-on. EURACTIV examines the reasons behind this and some of the solutions being considered at local and EU level.

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