#noWildElectrification

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  • PUBLISHED: January 11, 2018

Back in May 2017,  the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM), the European Geothermal Association (EGEC) and the European Solar Thermal Association (ESTIF), released joint position papers on the Electrification of Heating and Cooling & the Link Between the PEF and Eco-Design/Energy Labeling Regulations. Now, they support #noWildElectrification, claiming that electrification of the heating and cooling and transport sectors should be done in a sensible way to promote the increased uptake of renewables, both RES-E and RES-H&C.

 

What is #noWildElectrification?

 

#noWildElectrification is a campaign aiming at raising the attention of policy makers on the dangers of a wild electrification of the heating and cooling (H&C) sector.

 

A wild electrification means using fossil electricity in inefficient appliances such as direct electric heaters. Wild electrification could encourage the use of fossil or nuclear plants to produce the electricity needed in electric appliances, and this should be avoided.

A wise electrification means an energy efficient use of renewable electricity for instance through technologies such as efficient heat pumps in energy efficient buildings, and the utilisation of renewable heat resources where they are available. And this should be promoted.

 

For further information, read the Joint papers on:

electrification of Heating and Cooling

the role of the Primary Energy Factor

 

 

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