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Report December 1, 2022

Taking the burn out of heating for low-income households

By Louise Sunderland, Duncan Gibb

The future of heat in buildings is not fossil fuelled. The urgency of the climate crisis, Europe’s 2030 climate targets, the current war in Ukraine and the resulting skyrocketing energy prices all mean we need to massively accelerate efforts to move away from burning fossil fuels in our homes. This is no small task as fossil fuels currently account for over 75%...

Energy Efficiency Program Design, Heating and Cooling, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Policy Brief November 22, 2022

Czyst(sz)e ciepło: Zmiana uwarunkowań ekonomicznych dla pomp ciepła w Polsce

By Monika Morawiecka, Duncan Gibb

W ciągu ostatnich dwóch lat Polska znacząco przyspieszyła transformację systemów ogrzewania w budownictwie jednorodzinnym, zwłaszcza jeśli chodzi o rozwój pomp ciepła. Postęp ten zawdzięcza silnemu wsparciu politycznemu w zakresie wycofywania węgla do ogrzewania indywidualnego. Jednak zależność Polski od paliw kopalnych w ogrzewaniu jest nadal bar...

Heating and Cooling Download View Summary
Report November 14, 2022

A policy toolkit for global mass heat pump deployment

By Richard Lowes, Duncan Gibb, Jan Rosenow, Samuel Thomas, Matt Malinowski, Alexia Ross, Peter Graham

Heat pumps, a critical technology for clean energy systems, are poised to become the most important technology for heating decarbonisation. Currently, the vast majority of heat is provided by fossil fuels. In order to promote and encourage heat pump installations across the globe, the Regulatory Assistance Project, CLASP and the Global Buildings Performance Netwo...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Greenhouse Gas Management, Heating and Cooling, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Policy Brief November 7, 2022

Cleaning up heat: The changing economics for heat pumps in Poland

By Duncan Gibb, Monika Morawiecka

Over the past two years, Poland has become a remarkable success story for deployment of clean heat systems, especially heat pumps. Its progress is due to strong policy support for phasing out coal for individual heating. However, Poland’s dependence on fossil fuels for heating is still high, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shown that countries heavily re...

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Policy Brief October 18, 2022

Turning off the gas: Stronger and coherent EU policy to accelerate the fossil gas phaseout

By Duncan Gibb, Megan Anderson, Louise Sunderland, Samuel Thomas

Rapidly phasing out fossil gas demand has become a top priority in Europe. Existing European legislation is expected to achieve only moderate reductions by 2030. The ongoing energy crisis has provided an opportunity to aim for even more extensive decreases in fossil gas demand. Legislation under negotiation, informed by the European Commission’s REPowerEU pla...

Energy Efficiency Program Design, Heating and Cooling, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
Policy Brief September 6, 2022

Metrics matter: Efficient renewable heating and cooling in the Renewable Energy Directive

By Duncan Gibb, Samuel Thomas, Jan Rosenow

The Renewable Energy Directive (RED), designed to help meet the EU’s ambitious 2030 and 2050 climate targets, sets targets for growing renewables usage for heating and cooling in the building sector. As currently written, however, the RED encourages inefficient uses of renewables in buildings to meet these goals. In this paper, we suggest reforms to the RED wo...

Heating and Cooling, Integrating Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
Report July 12, 2022

Levelling the playing field: Aligning heating energy taxes and levies in Europe with climate goals

By Jan Rosenow, Samuel Thomas, Duncan Gibb, Ruben Baetens, Andries De Brouwer, Jan Cornillie

Taxing energy in line with its environmental harm aligns the prices facing consumers with policy objectives. Energy taxes and levies encourage energy efficiency and raise revenues for governments, which can then dedicate them to energy transition projects. Not all energy sources are equal, however, when it comes to their environmental-damage costs. Adding taxes a...

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Governance, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary