“A Heating and Cooling Strategy for Europe” focused on the crucial issue of delivering sustainable heating and cooling to industry and the residential sector.
The session was organised jointly by COGEN Europe and Euroheat & Power, as part of the 2014 EU Sustainable Energy Week High-Level Policy Event.
Participants heard that the combination of improved end-use performance – in particular in buildings and industrial processes – and optimised heating and cooling supply, notably via more intelligent use of efficient technologies such as combined heat and power and district heating, would allow for a more cost-effective energy transition. To that end, various panellists stressed the importance of identifying the optimal balance between investments aimed at reducing heat demand and providing more efficient, sustainable and affordable supply solutions.
The conclusion of the event: no energy transition without sustainable heating and cooling.
Programme and Presentations
Welcoming address: Fiona Riddoch, Managing Director, COGEN Europe
Key note address: Marie Donnelly, DG Energy, European Commission
From Policy to Practice: Rolling Out Efficient Heating and Cooling Across the EU – Session moderated by Paul Voss, Managing Director, Euroheat & Power