EPEE welcomes EC’s “cool” energy plans
EPEE has welcomed the European Commission’s plans for a resilient Energy Union and its focus on cooling applications in buildings.
Aware that the EU is the largest energy importer in the world, the European Commission insists its proposed Energy Union will ensure secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy. The EU currently imports 53% of its energy at a cost of around €400bn, with six member states in particular being vulnerable to supply shocks by depending on a single external supplier for their entire gas imports.
Amongst 15 key proposed action points is a plan to put a stronger policy focus on the heating and cooling of buildings – recognized as the largest single source of energy demand in Europe.…