BELGIUM: EPEE officially launches its Count on Cooling campaign for a sustainable cooling future at a special event in Brussels next month.
A programme of top level speakers from government, associations and industry will raise awareness on how cooling can contribute to carbon neutrality.
With heating and cooling accounting for half of the EU’s total energy consumption, and with demand growing significantly, the Count on Cooling campaign seeks to address barriers and raise awareness on the potential of cooling as an enabler for carbon neutrality. It is based on the three pillars of energy efficiency, renewables energies and system integration.
Speakers at the event on March 24 at Bibliothèque Solvay, Brussels, include Janez Potocnik, co-chair of the International Resource Panel and former EU commissioner for r&d and environment and Claude Turmes, Luxembourg’s minister for energy and spatial planning. They are joined by Brian Motherway, head of the International Energy Agency’s Energy Efficiency Division, Dolf Gielen, director of IRENA Innovation and Technology Center Ditte Juul-Jørgensen, director general of the European Commission’s DG Energy and Olivier Biancarelli, executive vice president of Engie and CEO of Tractebel.
The campaign is based on EPEE’s white paper – Count on Cooling: A five-step approach to deliver sustainable cooling – published in November. The campaign also has its own website countoncooling.eu.
Further information and Count on Cooling launch registration here.
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