Towards a 100% carbon-free heating & cooling sector in Europe by 2050
The European heating & cooling sectors comprise 51% of energy consumption and contribute about 27% of Europe’s overall carbon emissions. Decarbonising this industry will be essential in Europe’s transition towards a carbon emission free society by mid of this century. Yet, the EU is far from being on track.
The heating and cooling industry is conscious of its responsibilities and is therefore launching the DecarbHeat initiative that aims to turn the vision of a 100% carbon-free, efficient, renewable heating & cooling sector in Europe by 2050 into reality. The initiative consists of three elements:
- an Industry Pledge showing the willingness of the thermal industry to take a leading role in the energy transition,
- a set of Guiding Policy Principles to underpin policy-action at European, national, regional and local level beyond geographic or institutional specifics
- and a Declaration of Support.
The DecarbHeat initiative aims at bringing together the major players of the heating and cooling industry and other major stakeholders. Together they can make the vision of a 100% decarbonised European heating and cooling system reality.