13 Apr 2016

Heat Roadmap Europe can play a big role in the European energy transition

The Energy Union is a game changer that will likely accelerate the growth of renewable energy in the EU, and the Heat Roadmap Europe project, as part of the 4DH Research Centre, can play a big role in that development. Those were the main conclusions from speakers Martin Lidegaard, former Danish Energy and Foreign Minister, Morten Bæk, director of the Danish Energy Agency and Atli Benonysson, Vice President of Danfoss, at the kickoff event for the 4th Heat Roadmap Europe project held in Copenhagen in the beginning of April.

The theme of the event was “How can we cost-effectively decarbonise the European heating sector?”, and this is now more than ever on the European agenda according to former Danish Energy Minister Martin Lidegaard:

“The Energy union is a game changer. On top of the climate argument, the security argument is getting more focus. The European politicians are realizing that our dependency on gas and oil from non-European countries is a security issue,” said Martin Lidegaard.

Getting the new EU strategy on Heating and Cooling into the European legal framework is of utmost importance, added Morten Bæk from the Danish Energy Agency:

“Heat Roadmap Europe can play a critical role in this. I believe it can be a cornerstone in changing the heating and cooling practice in the EU,” said Morten Bæk.

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