Blog: challenges for greener heat

Snow flurries and freezing temperatures in Brussels this week were an appropriate setting for discussions on the future of heating in the EU.

Energy efficiency is one of the biggest challenges if the bloc is to meet its ambition of carbon net-neutrality by 2050. Energy commissioner Kadri Simson has suggested energy efficiency will be high priority, though she has been unclear over whether she will push for revised targets for the energy efficiency directive’s (EED) 2030 goals.  

At an event to close the four-year EU-backed THERMOSS project, which aimed to support deployment of advanced heating and cooling technology, experts weighed in on the challenge to decarbonise heating.

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