The Ball Is in our Court: How Can DHC Contribute to Delivering Climate Neutral Europe

Tuesday 4th May 2021 | 15:05 – 16:20 Society & Vision

Session Description:

Heating and Cooling has become one of the top priorities on the EU decarbonisation agenda. European policy-makers have broadly acknowledged the importance of the DHC sector as a key infrastructure to enable flexibility, integrate energy sources and energy carriers. To achieve climate neutrality by 2050, the Commission will revise several key pieces of climate and energy legislation. “The ball is in our court”, DHC should lead the transition and set ambitious goals. What should the new framework look like? What do we need to do to enable the sector to support an increased share of renewables and energy efficiency? Is setting a CO2 price across the Heating and Cooling sector the silver bullet that will unlock higher growth for our sector? These are the many questions our experts will debate in this session.


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  • Antonio LOPEZ-NICOLAS | DG Energy Deputy Head of Unit Renewables and Energy System Integration Policy | European Commission
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