Heating represents nearly half of the EU final energy consumption and is structurally one of the most difficult sector to decarbonise. Europe faces an urgent need to roll out a cost-effective plan that can match environmental and energy objectives.
Ecodesign and energy labelling will deliver a third of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions target – but the European Commission is dodging the chance to set heating on the right path, by greenlighting the sale of polluting gas boilers beyond 2030, write Mélissa zill and Davide Sabbadin.
As we attempt to reach the European Commission’s challenging goals of becoming net-neutral in terms of carbon emissions by 2050, we have to make sure we are fully exploiting all the renewable energy sources available to us. Marco Baresi is...
A handful of leading manufacturers of heating systems are paving the way for clean heating, showing that ditching fossil fuel boilers is not only possible but also financially desirable, write Davide Sabbadin and Mélissa Zill.
Rapid emission cuts need one carbon price for all sectors, including transport and buildings. But to move quickly enough, we should allow some differentiation for a limited time, writes Georg Zachmann.
Industrial heat uses masses of energy and emits large volumes of CO2 – here’s how its impact on the planet can be reduced. Marco Baresi is the Institutional Affairs Director of Turboden. Heat. It’s the single largest energy use in...
When adopting new rules for Europe’s electricity market, EU policymakers shouldn’t lose sight of the bigger picture which involves an increasingly integrated energy system with multiple links between electricity, heat and gas, writes Hans Korteweg.
Improving the energy efficiency of our buildings is an area where EU action can make a big difference for citizens, while their digitalisation and integration into the energy system are indispensable for creating jobs and growth, and driving innovation, writes Lars Tveen.
Energy poverty is a stark reminder of the inequality in Europe, writes FEANTSA and a series of other European associations. Families in poor quality housing suffer because they cannot afford to heat their homes.