The heating sector is one of the largest polluters in Europe and subsequently, is one sector which continues to lag in terms of decarbonisation. Buildings are responsible for about 40% of the EU’s energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions from energy. A speedy intervention is key to achieving Europe’s climate neutrality goals by 2050. A coherent policy framework must be ensured to support a higher penetration of renewables, quicker market uptake of modern efficient technologies and raise awareness among end-users to build an informed and empowered European citizens-base; able to choose and operate the most effective solutions for their domestic heating.
Renovation Wave strategy: new opportunities for the bioenergy sector
On 14 October, the European Commission announced the Renovation Wave Strategy, setting a comprehensive package to improve energy performance of buildings and decarbonise their energy consumption by increasing the penetration of renewable and modern...