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Index – Economy – Half of the member states demand EU support for heat pumps instead of banned gas boilers

Index – Economy – Half of the member states demand EU support for heat pumps instead of banned gas boilers

“To decarbonise the heating and cooling sector, it is necessary to unleash the potential of renewable energy sources, switching to heat production from solar energy, eco-energy, bio-energy and geothermal energy, and using technologies such as large-scale heat pumps, solar water heaters and the use of waste heat in addition To improve the energy efficiency of existing systems.” Situations In the joint resolution of the 15 Member States, in which they call on the Commission to review the energy efficiency plan for homes until 2040.

The countries that signed the document: Latvia, Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Ireland, Greece, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain. file.

As is known, in December 2023, the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament reached the decision that fossil heating systems could not be installed from 2040, and instead the installation of heat pumps should be supported. Accordingly, Member States should call for a new tender for energy efficiency of house renovation.

Danish socialist member of the European Parliament, Niels Vogelsang, pointed out that “last year the European Union transferred 8 billion euros to Russia to purchase liquefied natural gas,” considering that switching to heat pumps would be a good solution to get out of energy dependence.

According to a study by the European Commission's Joint Research Center, replacing 30 million fossil fuel boilers with heat pumps would reduce gas and oil consumption in the European Union by 36%.

The paper indicates that the European Commission is now developing an action plan related to heat pumps, the course of which may be determined later. The Green Deal's Clean Heating Solutions Guidelines have been updated for five years now.