The REPLACE project set out in 2019 to make heating and cooling for European consumers efficient, economically resilient, clean and climate friendly. After the project end in April 2023, the European portal BUILD UP has now published a summary article about REPLACE’s activities and results:
From November 2019 to April 2023, REPLACE supported households, but also intermediaries, politicians and investors in the transition from old and inefficient heating and cooling systems to climate-friendly solutions. At the end of the project, three reports now summarise the results and can serve as inspiration for imitators in climate-friendly replacements. All reports are available in English.Continue reading “Three synoptic reports published in the REPLACE project – a summary of the REPLACE results, an overview of replacement campaigns & conclusions for policy makers”
From November 2019 to April 2023, the EU project REPLACE supported households to replace their old, inefficient heating appliances with modern, clean and climate-friendly heating systems that are more comfortable and resilient. Within the context of the energy and climate crisis, enabling energy systems based on nearby, renewable energy sources – instead of fossil fuels imported from non-democratic states – is highly relevant for free societies.
In addition to the REPLACE conclusions for policy makers to better foster and accelerate the heat transition in Europe, the following documents contain recommendations for action at the political level in individual countries, which the respective project partners consider helpful based on the results of the project.Continue reading “REPLACE – Conclusions for policy makers in individual countries”
Towards the end of the REPLACE project, a survey was conducted in Austria to gain a better understanding of the current market situation for household boiler replacements. The survey was carried out as a combination of online and telephone interviews using the same questionnaire. The target group was homeowners who used oil or gas heating systems. The survey was conducted in the federal states of Salzburg, Styria, and Upper Austria. At the beginning of the survey, a screening process was conducted to ensure that the respondents belonged to the population of interest. The proportion of homeowners who use oil or gas heating systems was around 40%, and the remaining 60% were not surveyed. Ultimately, a total of 297 households were surveyed.Continue reading “Insights from homeowners: attitudes and challenges towards switching from oil and gas heating”
Keeping the heat on in times of crises
“Keeping the heat on in times of crisis” was the motto of the REPLACE final conference, with around 120 participants in Brussels and online at 21. March 2023. The project has supported households in eight European countries to replace their inefficient heating and cooling systems with climate-friendly ones since 2019. During implementation, it faced first Corona and then the energy crisis.
As Karlis Goldstein from the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications remarked in his key note speech: “We didn’t expect that we would find ourselves in the current context geopolitically and also in terms of the energy transition. … if we would only start now to think about the solutions, then we would have wasted a couple of good years. I’m very grateful for the REPLACE project team for all their effort. And it is indeed timely to look into the results of their work.”Continue reading “REPLACE final conference – vision of the future, renewable technologies, obstacles and solutions”
The REPLACE project has set out to motivate households in eight European countries to replace their inefficient heating and cooling systems with climate-friendly ones. The three following reports contain an overview of measures that have supported the heating and cooling system replacements in the REPLACE project regions. Copycats welcome.Continue reading “How to support the replacement of heating and cooling systems – 3 REPLACE synthesis reports published”
The REPLACE project has produced numerous materials and actions that support households, but also professionals and political decision-makers in the climate-friendly heating transition. How the results are to be made available in compact form in the future was the topic of the last project meeting on 22 March 2023 in Brussels.Continue reading “Compact reports on climate friendly heating replacements – an overview at the last REPLACE consortium meeting in March 2023”
Many thanks to all who contributed to last week’s Final Conference!
We just briefly wanted to share all videos and presentations. A more detailed summary will follow shortly.
A training session entitled “Tackling Energy Poverty in Bosnia and Herzegovina – The First Step of Energy Transition” was held on Monday, March 20, 2023, at the Courtyard by Marriott Sarajevo Hotel, within the framework of the EUHorizon project REPLACE.Continue reading “The vicious circle of energy poverty: How to overcome this global problem?”
On 21st March 2023, from 10.00 CET, in Brussels and online, the REPLACE project will hold its Final Conference and present and discuss with an international audience how heating and cooling for European consumers can and shall be made efficient, economically ressilient, clean and climate-friendly.
Agenda:Continue reading “Keeping the heat on in times of crisis – REPLACE Project – Final Conference – hybrid”