Decarbonisation of district heating in the spotlight

12 October 2021

Today, the Secretariat launched a Discussion Paper on how the heating and cooling sector can contribute to decarbonisation in the Energy Community. The Paper provides insights into different policy options to support the development of heating and cooling and district heating sectors, based on the assessment of National Energy and Climate Plans of seven EU Member States. The focus is placed on possible regulatory and financial solutions for the integration of renewable energy in the heating and cooling sector.

Looking ahead, you can join us at this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week. On Tuesday 26 October, 11:00 – 12:30, the Secretariat is hosting a policy session on “Striving for decarbonisation in the Energy Community with renewable district heating” in cooperation with Solar Heat Europe. The session will address governance and investment challenges and regulatory barriers to the uptake of sustainable district heating and provide an overview of financing options. More Information about the session and registration can be found below.