Five Years Left
The European Union must take concrete actions to decarbonise the heating sector as an absolute priority. Otherwise, the EU simply does not stand a chance to achieve its 2030 climate goals. Luckily, we do not need to look far for a solution to decarbonise space and water heating: the ecodesign and energy labelling regulations for space and water heaters.
A policy toolkit for global mass heat pump deployment
Heat pumps, a critical technology for clean energy systems, are poised to become the most important technology for heating decarbonisation. Currently, the vast majority of heat is provided by fossil fuels. In order to promote and encourage heat pump installations across the globe, this heat pump policy toolkit provides a suite of tools, and advice on how to use them, for policymakers interested in promoting this critical technology.
Cleaning up heat: The changing economics of heat pumps in Poland
This study shows that investment in a heat pump makes sense for Polish households from an economic, environmental, climate and energy security standpoint.
The perfect fit: Shaping the Fit for 55 package to drive a climate-compatible heat pump market
This report makes the case that the Fit for 55 package can drive a robust heat pump market in the EU, and that reform of the proposals is needed. The report identifies the current barriers to making that happen, as well as the six areas where the Fit for 55 package can go further in supporting heat pumps at the scale needed.
EU Commission paralysis delays phase-out of fossil fuel boilers
The European Commission’s lack of ambition in phasing out fossil fuel heating systems is jeopardising frontrunners and rewarding laggards, endangering everyone’s climate ambition.
Webinar summary: Ready to heat
This webinar focused on the enabling technologies that can better integrate heat pumps in the grids and on state-of-the-art technologies that can enable the quick development of heat pumps in those sectors where this technology has been less present: district heating, blocks of flats, old houses in the Mediterranean basin.
The Future of Heat Pumps
This report provides an outlook for heat pumps, identifying key opportunities to accelerate their deployment. It also highlights the major barriers and policy solutions, and explores the implications of an accelerated uptake of heat pumps for energy security, consumers’ energy bills, employment and efforts to tackle climate change.
The Gas Lobby's Boiler Battle
**An investigation released by Better Without Boilers (BWB) has revealed how the gas lobby has identified the domestic gas boiler as the key battleground for the future of fossil fuels in Europe.**
As the EU prepares to decide on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the report exposes
the desperate gas industry and its lobbyists that are working round the clock to sustain its unsustainable, unhealthy business model. Europe’s sustainable future depends on our elected representatives rejecting the gas lobby’s tactics.