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Local and Regional governments play a vital role in the fight against climate change in the European Union. They are directly responsible for enabling and/or enforcing the implementation of national and European legislation into practice in their territories. Their actions include transitioning the heating and cooling systems. Among the legal tools available to the authorities, heat plans have a special place to guide the energy efficiency transition.
On 4 October 2023, at 10:00 AM Brussels time, the projects Decarb City Pipes 2050, IN-PLAN, and ConnectHeat join to discuss the role of heat plans as key policy tools to accelerate the energy transition toward climate neutrality by 2050.
Moderator: Clémence Pricken (FEDARENE)
|10:00 – 10:05
|Introduction: the importance of heat plans in decarbonising the urban environment
|10:05 – 10:25
|New heat planning obligations of the Energy Efficiency Directive
|Claudia Canevari, European Commission
|10:25 – 10:40
|Decarb City Pipes 2050
Recommendations for Heat Planning in Cities
|Astrid Madsen, AstridMadsen.nl
|10:40 – 10:55
Implementation via integrated planning tools
|Tomislav Novosel, REGEA
|10:55 – 11:10
Implementation via Bottom-up citizen-led initiative
|Dominiek Vandewiele, Intercommunale Leiedal
|11:10 – 11:30