Making low-carbon heating and cooling available for everyone


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Part of Arena: Sustainable Heating & Cooling.

Welcome to this plenary session around the important challenges around heating and cooling of buildings. The session kicks off with the launch of “Comfort and Climate Box”, the very first Mission Innovation project in the area of affordable heating and cooling.The initiative comes from the two Technology Collaboration Programmes on Energy Storage and Heat Pumps (IEA ECES-TCP and HPT-TCP) from International Energy Agency Technology Network (IEA ETN). A new collaboration platform is under way.

The starting point for the discussion that follows, will be a consensus regarding the sense of urgency. Half of global energy-related COemissions can be attributed to the provision of heating and cooling. The global demand for cooling is growing rapidly. Action is needed. The growth potential of the low-carbon heating and cooling area is enormous.

So, what are we waiting for?
– How can different actors contribute to an acceleration towards low-carbon solutions?
– The low-carbon technologies are still too expensive; how can we make them affordable for all?
– What needs to be done to collaborate more efficiently in this effort?

The 45 minutes program is divided into five parts:

1. Launch of Mission Innovation Project “Comfort and Climate Box” and the up-coming collaboration platform

2. Presentation of the main challenges connected to global heating and cooling
– John Dulac, Energy Analyst, IEA

3. Comments from innovation perspectives
– Stephan Renz, Chair IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies (HPT TCP)
– Jon Saltmarsh, Co-lead Mission Innovation Challenge No 7 (Affordable Heating and Cooling)
– Sophie Hosatte, Director, Natural Resources Canada

4. Comments from industry
– Thomas Nowak, Secretary General European Heat Pump Association (EHPA)
– Birger Lauersen, Vice President Euro Heat and Power

5. Short Q&A with all panelists addressing the main questions above.

Concluding remarks and action points
– Monica Axell, Heat Pump Centre and RISE

Moderator: Eva Krutmeijer

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Panel discussion and workshop

Studio, Nordenskiöldsgatan 24, 211 19 Malmö

Heat Pump Centre and IEA Technology Collaboration network in cooperation with Mission Innovation Challenge 7 – Affordable Heating and Cooling

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