The theme of this year's EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is 'lead the clean energy transition'. In Brussels the event will be marked by a Policy Conference, on 5-7 June including the ceremony of the annual EU Sustainable Energy Awards, and a chance to share ideas and good practice in the Networking Village on 6-7 June.
Ms Annamária Nádor, project manager of DARLINGe was invited to present at the session called 'DECARBONIZATION OF THE HEATING AND COOLING SECTOR: COUPLING EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLES WITH SECURITY OF HEAT SUPPLY'. As 41% of natural gas is used for heating of buildings, EU’s heavy dependency on its import from Russia makes the European heating sector highly vulnerable. Clean energy such as Renewables and waste heat for heating must be a pillar of the EU’s energy security strategy, as they are vital to reduce energy dependency.
The session is covering various aspects of renewables and their uptake in the heating (and cooling) sector, strongly associated with the topics of energy efficiency. In addition to addressing the role of biomass and waste-heat, the main focus of the session will be on geothermal energy and its role in the decarbonisation of the heating sector. Presentations will highlight various technical and non-technical aspects and barriers of renewables and waste heat, especially geothermal energy in order to provide a realistic and complex overview on utilization possibilities in the heating and cooling sector clarify the possible contributions to future energy policies and expected targets, foster their deeper penetration in relevant EU and national energy (and climate) policies.
The session will provide an easy-to-understand and overall state-of-the art picture, instead of going into technical details, therefore participants are warmly welcome from all different fields including politicians, decision makers, layers, representatives of the financial sector and other non-technical experts, as well as the wider public. After the presentations time will be allocated for the audience to express their views and engage in a discussion with the speakers.
For more information visit: www.eusew.eu