As a global leader in the HVAC-R industry, Daikin Europe, expresses its support for the recently announced REPowerEU plan. REPowerEU is a joint European action for more affordable, secure and sustainable energy. One of the aims is to reduce the use of fossil fuels faster by boosting energy efficiency and increasing the share of renewables and electrification. According to Daikin Europe, renewable technologies like heat pumps will play a central role in enrolling the EU’s plan.
Brussels, April 2022 – Daikin has shown support in the past for the European Green Deal and for Fit for 55. With REPowerEU, the European Commission has also set the goal to boost the roll-out of heat pumps: 10 million newly installed units by 2027 and 30 million by 2030. This proposal is fully in line with Daikin’s 4 step plan to decarbonizing residential heating: The replacement rate of outdated heating systems has to be doubled. REPowerEU is an important step forward to accelerate the achievement of this ambitious goal.
Heat pumps will play a central role in decarbonizing Europe
Europe has the technology, the expertise, and the investments to expand the installation of heat pumps throughout the continent. Heat pumps today are ready and fit for all kinds of buildings. To support that, EU Member States should end incentives for non-renewable heating systems.
Further incentives for renewable energy technologies will motivate people to switch to carbon-neutral and fossil fuel independent heating in the short term. In the longer term it is important that energy prices are sufficiently balanced. This way, heat pumps will be an attractive option for end-users, even without incentives.
“At Daikin, we welcome the REPowerEU plan with great enthusiasm. We expect it to accelerate and reinforce the replacement rate of outdated heating systems. Renewable heating should not just become the standard in new build, but also for the replacement of existing heating systems. We are convinced that with the help of REPowerEU Europe can get residential heating decarbonized by 2050", says Patrick Crombez, General Manager Heating & Renewables at Daikin Europe.
Discover more about Daikin’s 4 step guide to decarbonizing Europe
Step 1: Strengthen new build rules on energy use
Step 2: Increase the replacement rate
Step 3: End fossil fuel incentives
Step 4: Make renewable heating standard in replacement
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