Potentials and levels for the electrification of space heating in buildings (ElecHeat)
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Therefore, the EU is committed to decarbonising the energy sector, including heating and cooling (H&C) in buildings and industry, to arrive at a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions economy by 2050.
This project aims to analyse the possible levels of electrification of heating, covering both direct electrification via renewable electricity and indirect electrification via hydrogen and e-fuels produced from renewable electricity. It proposes cost-effective levels of those in comparison with possible renewable alternatives. Moreover, the required legal and regulatory framework is examined.