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, 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”
Climate change makes it necessary to switch from fossil to renewable heating and cooling systems. After all, we use half of the energy in Europe for heating and cooling. Two thirds of the installed heating systems are inefficient. At the same time, the motivation to switch systems is intensified by the current political situation, the dependence on oil, gas and coal from Russia and the rising energy prices.
The REPLACE project is more relevant than ever and supports the transition to heating and cooling with renewable energies.
In nine regions in Europe we have implemented replacement actions. The REPLACE newsletter presents highlights from the project regions. And it informs on REPLACE tools developed to make the switch to climate friendly systems feasible.