The draft of the Regulation and its annex has been adopted by the Commission and will most likely enter into force after the 2-month scrutiny by the European Parliament and Council. Member States can calculate cooling towards their overall renewable targets. 

Draft delegated Regulation amending Annex VII of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 regards a methodology for calculating the amount of renewable energy used for cooling and district cooling is out for consultation.

Draft delegated Regulation amending Annex VII of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 regards a methodology for calculating the amount of renewable energy used for cooling and district cooling out for consultation.

In 2019, DG Energy commissioned a study that should lead towards the development of a draft roadmap for the decarbonisation of heating and cooling. The draft roadmap should become available by the end of 2021.

The LIFE sub-programme Clean Energy Transition has issued a call for proposals that can qualify for grants. Three topics may be of interest to the HVACR industry. Around 30 partners are looking for collaboration to introduce a proposal by 12 January 2022. 

The consultants that organised the stakeholder workshop have made available their minutes of the workshop hosted on 14 July.

Minutes of the stakeholder workshops held on 15 July 2021

In addition to the notes provided earlier, the consultants have made available the minutes of the stakeholder meeting.

Commission adopted acts open for feedback until 10 September 2021

Both acts have been released within the context of the Fit for 55 package to deliver the Green Deal and reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 55% in 2030 on the path towards the 2050 climate neutrality ambitions. Both acts and their supporting documents are now open for feedback until 10 September.

The Commission DG Energy has commissioned both studies to assess the renewable aspects of space heating and cooling. The insights from the studies should serve as input for policies aimed at increasing the share of renewables in heating and cooling, including methodologies for accounting these shares. For cooling, the Commission aims to adopt by the end of 2021 a delegated act establishing a methodology for calculating the quantity of renewable energy used for cooling and district cooling.

Concrete dates to be announced later in the year

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak already forced the postponement of the upcoming EUROVENTSUMMIT from September 2020 to October 2021. After carefully evaluating the situation, the organisers have decided that the Summit will be further postponed to 2022.