In order to support the activities of the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP), the associations making up its secretariat performed a number of analyses focused on:
- monitoring the implementation of the RHC-ETIP’s five roadmaps with a view to examining the technological advances made since the roadmaps’ publication between 2013 and 2014;
- analysing the heating and cooling industry to gain an overview of the technologies’ supply chains, the R&D capacities, the prevalent business models and the status of global competition in the heating and cooling sector;
- analysing heating and cooling consumers to arrive at a sound basis for recommendations on new business models and regulatory interventions aimed at removing barriers to consumer acceptance of RHC technology solutions.
Their findings will serve as a basis for the RHC-ETIP to continue and improve its efforts to ensure that the heating and cooling sector is fully decarbonised by 2050.