Sustainable cooling is included in the EU recovery plan. It is a good opportunity to promote investment in sustainable cooling and heating solutions, as well as to prioritise clean air.
For EPEE, the European Partnership for Energy and Environment, this plan shows the need to stimulate the renovation of public and residential buildings. This will reduce emissions and kick-start the economy of the European Union, setting the right direction to prioritise clean air.
EPEE Director Andrea Voigt stated that district heating and cooling, heat pumps and waste heat recovery are the most efficient solutions to use energy. It also has an important side effect: the improvement of the air we breathe. This is a very important factor to take into account, since the vast majority of Europeans spend 90% of their time working in closed places.
Andrea adds that investing in sustainable refrigeration is a win-win solution in the context of Europe’s ecological recovery. This guarantees an improvement in the health, productivity and well-being of citizens as well as boosting the economy and meeting energy and climate objectives.
Source: Cooling post
June 4th of 2020