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Stakeholder forum II: heat pumps action plan


Rolling out heat pumps is central to the clean-energy transition and to achieving carbon neutrality in line with the goals set in the European Green Deal. All policy scenarios underpinning the ‘Fit for 55’ legislative proposals show a significant uptake of heat pumps in all sectors, notably in buildings. To meet the 2030 targets and deliver the needed fast decarbonisation of heat, installing boilers in new buildings and replacing fossil-fuel boilers with newer ones should be discontinued as soon as possible.  

The European Commission is preparing an action plan to accelerate the roll-out of heat pumps. It will take the form of strategic communication to be adopted towards the end of 2023 and include specific measures to address the main barriers and strengthen the pull factors for a faster roll-out of heat pumps.

As part of its stakeholder consultation strategy, on 28 April 2023 the European Commission launched a Call for Evidence on the Have Your Say portal, which closed on 26 May 2023. It will be followed by an open public consultation, which will be launched in June 2023 and will remain open for 12 weeks.

This hybrid event will focus on research, innovation and market development and it is the second of a series of 4 stakeholder events that are being set up to provide a focused exchange and discussion on the envisaged building blocks of the communication. The presentations will be available on the dedicated CIRCABC page.

The dates and themes for the coming events are listed below.

  • 5 July - Financing the roll-out of heat pumps
  • September - Supportive framework conditions and governance (European, national, regional and local)

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Related links

  • energy efficiency
  • Friday 16 June 2023, 09:45 - 16:30 (CEST)
  • Brussels, Belgium

Practical information

Friday 16 June 2023, 09:45 - 16:30 (CEST)
Centre A. Borschette (CCAB)
Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels, Belgium