Decarbonizing heating and cooling – Sustainable and Smart Solutions for Clean Air


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Part of Arena: Sustainable Heating & Cooling.

Heat consumption accounts for over 50% of total final energy consumption globally. This means that decarbonizing heat is a must for carbon-free energy system. Cooling demand is also rising around the world.

Until now modern renewables, including biofuels and renewable electricity and excluding certain biofuel usage in developing countries, account only 9 % of global heat consumption. Approximately 75 % of heat consumption is produced by fossil and other non-renewable energy sources. There are innovative and sustainable solutions for smart cities to cover both heating the cooling demand. Integrating the energy systems is one key to success.

The Nordic countries are on the top of the list of high renewables share in heat production. New innovations and policies are enabling even higher share of clean energy in heating and cooling systems.

Key discussion topics of the session include:
– How could the MI/CEM countries cooperate to decarbonize heat and cooling?
– Which are the key solutions for Heating and Cooling in Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities?
– From Consumer to the Customer – new business models for the partnership between utility and customers.

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Panel with four presentations:
– Future of low-carbon heating, Martin Forsén, International Manager, NIBE
– Smart solutions for heating and Cooling, Vesa Jaakkola, VP, International sales, Leanheat
– Making city of Tampere sustainable – district energy plays a key role, Pasi Muurinen, Vice President, Customer Relations, Tampereen Sähkölaitos, Finland
– New business models for the partnership between utility and customers, Heli Antila, CTO, Fortum

Studio, Nordenskiöldsgatan 24, 211 19 Malmö

Ministry of economic affairs and employment (Finland), Business Finland, Swedish Energy Agency

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Mr Juho Korteniemi, Permanent Delegation of Finland to the OECD,

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Clean energy technology Energy transition Renewables Research & innovation Sustainable Heating & Cooling