Catch up with some of the interventions of DecarbEurope’s partners at the final day of the EU Sustainability Energy Week
Power systems with high share of renewables: vision and innovation
Day three at #EUSEW19 kicked off with DecarbEurope partners out in force at this session.
In terms of transparency and flexibility, the Clean Energy Package is heading in the right directionPierre Tardieu, WindEurope
The road to a 100% green and fully electric transport system
The green revolution starts at home
“Decarbonisation of our buildings’ heating and cooling is KEY to reach our 2050 goals! The industry is READY and fossils must be phased out!” exclaims DecarbHeat.
CogenEurope calls for:
- Modernising heating & cooling
- Integrating energy systems locally across electricity, heat & gas networks
- Maximising renewable energy and energy efficiency
- A comprehensive approach
- Local action
The obstacles to decarbonisation, according to Bioenergy Europe, are not financing and investment costs, but the lack of policy support! “Member States need to be more supportive if we are serious about the decarbonisation issue! We need to get rid of fossil fuels ASAP.”
“What lessons can be learned from the power sector when it comes to decarbonising heating and cooling?” says Paul Voss from Euroheat and Power. “It’s the fact that creating the right policy pressure is essential!”
“We have 10 years to put in place fully decarbonised solutions and we need financing to do it,” says Pedro Dias from Solar Heat Europe. He gives three takeaways from the session:
- 2030 is the deadline
- Financing is critical
- Integration will be key
Sailing towards Paris: can shipping be zero-emission?
For some of the latest developments in decarbonising the shipping industry, check out this blog post.
Ecodesign and energy labels: setting standards for consumers
“CEN & CENELEC commit to integrate aspects of energy efficiency in product standards. Better performing products make a better life for European citizens. They make our industries competitive and drive innovation” – Geert Maes, CEN and CENELEC
Sustainable finance for energy efficiency, experience from markets across Europe
- Standards can have a great impact if adopted as a core set of de-risking tools
- Standards improve and connect a user’s ability to create, deliver and capture value in energy efficiency projects
- Standards can be a reference to define metrics, threshold values and data collection/analysis
- Standards materiality can be integrated with financial/accounting and sustainable reporting
The taste of cogeneration!
myCHP is a COGENEurope initiative. It’s community of people who enable and are committed to using CHP technologies for their homes and businesses. Today at #EUSEW19 they relaunched @myCHP_in_action with chocolate, croissants & beer – all produced efficiently with fuel cell micro-cogeneration!
Today was all about integration. Energy communities, energy management and finance all provide good platforms to organise the cooperation between solutions.
We are also very pleased about the dominant presence of #DecarbEurope partners at over a third of the policy workshops and the huge footprint on social media, demonstrating the strong link between the energy transition and EU decarbonisation.