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Heat Roadmap Europe (HRE): Building the knowledge, skills, and capacity required to enable new policies and encourage new investments in the heating and cooling sector

Objective

In Europe, there is a clear long-term objective to decarbonize the energy system, but it is very unclear how this will be achieved in the heating and cooling sector. As a result, there is currently a lot of uncertainty among policymakers and investors in the heating and cooling sector, primarily due to a lack of knowledge about the long-term changes that will occur in the coming decades. This HRE proposal will enable new policies as well as prepare the ground for new investments by creating more certainty in relation to the changes that are required. The work in this proposal will build on three previous HRE studies, all of which have been successfully completed on time and all of which have already influenced high-level policymakers at EU and national level in Europe. The work from these previous studies will be significantly improved in this project. The new knowledge in this project will:
- Improve at least 15 new policies at local, national, or EU level,
- Specify how up to 3,000,000 GWh/year of fossil fuels can be saved in Europe, and
- Quantify how the €3 trillion of investment required to implement these savings will reduce the net cost of heating and cooling in Europe.

Furthermore, one of the most significant improvements compared to previous studies is the dissemination and communication strategy that has been developed as part of this proposal. These activities represent the largest work package in this proposal, which is necessary to ensure that policymakers, investors, and researchers at local, national, and EU level are all aware of the new data, tools, methodologies, and results from this project. The dissemination activities are expected to directly build the skills and capacity of at least 350 people in specific target groups identified by the consortium, while the communication activities will inform at least 50,000 people about the project activities and results.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 478 575

Participants (13)

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 171 288,75
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
HOGSKOLAN I HALMSTAD
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 114 250
Address
Kristian Ivs Vag 3
301 18 Halmstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPA-UNIVERSITAT FLENSBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 86 350
Address
Auf Dem Campus 1
24943 Flensburg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PLANENERGI FOND
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 119 750
Address
Jyllandsgade 1
9520 Skorping
Activity type
Other
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 187 188,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 161 662,50
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU, FAKULTET STROJARSTVA I BRODOGRADNJE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 64 250
Address
Ivana Lucica 5
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 134 102,50
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 237 437,50
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Other
TEP ENERGY GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rotbuchstrasse 68
8037 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROHEAT & POWER
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 85 687,50
Address
Cours Saint Michel 30A Boite E
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN HEAT PUMP ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 52 750
Address
Rue D'arlon 63-67
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
BUILDINGS PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE EUROPE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 52 750
Address
Rue De La Science 23
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations