16 Dec 2021

District energy is key to decarbonise the EU building stock

EHP welcomes the European Commission’s proposal on the Energy Performance of Building Directive recast. We are pleased to see that the proposal promotes equal treatment of waste heat and the production of on-site and nearby renewable energy supplied by a district heating and cooling system.

Furthermore, the indication to phase out fossil fuels by 2040 and the stop on financial incentives for fossil fuel boilers provides a clear message for the overall heating and cooling sector that we simply cannot ignore. As stated in our pledge back in 2019, the DHC industry is ready to commit to fully decarbonise and continue to be a key player in the transition towards climate neutrality.