About the organizers
The Decarb Heat Initiative is jointly organised by:
The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) promotes awareness and deployment of heat pump technology in Europe. All activities aim at creating a market environment that facilitates a faster deployment of heat pump technology to unleash its benefits on a European level: efficient heating and cooling using renewable energy. EHPA also coordinates the Heat Pump Keymark – a European certification scheme for all heat pumps, combination heat pumps and hot water heater. For more information, please visit: www.ehpa.org .
Bioenergy Europe (formerly known as AEBIOM) is the common voice of the bioenergy sector aiming to develop a sustainable bioenergy market based on fair business conditions. Bioenergy Europe is a non-profit, Brussels-based international organisation founded in 1990 that brings together around 40 associations and 90 companies, as well as academic and research institutes, from all across Europe. Its key mission can be summarised in five objectives:
- To communicate the opportunities and concerns regarding the development of bioenergy in Europe to EU policy makers;
- To develop, deepen and disseminate knowledge on the use of biomass for energy from scientific, technological, economic, social, legal and political perspectives, as well as in any other aspect relevant at European level;
- To develop and promote all technology developed within the European bioenergy industry;
- To support any national or international initiative promoting bioenergy;
- To actively promote the abolition of any technical or trade barriers which hamper the development of an open bioenergy market at European level.
Euroheat & Power is the international network for district energy, promoting sustainable heating an cooling in Europe and beyond. We are a non-for-profit association headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, which unites the district energy sector. Our members come from over thirty countries around the globe and include national district heating and cooling associations, utilities operating district energy systems, industrial associations and companies, manufacturers, universities, research institutes and consultancies active in the sector. Euroheat & Power believes in the key role of cities and communities for a successful energy transition: there can be no sustainable cities without sustainable district heating and cooling.
More information is available on www.euroheat.org.
It is EPEE’s mission to promote a better understanding of the HVACR sector in the EU and to contribute to the development of effective European policies in order to achieve a long-term sustainability agenda.
Our association is driven by its members who are involved in every step of the process and whose views are sought on each document we submit to decision-makers in Brussels and further afield.
Solar Heat Europe’s mission is to achieve high priority and acceptance for solar heat as a key element for sustainable heating and cooling in Europe and, with immediate effect, to work for the implementation of all necessary steps to realise the high potential of solar heat. Solar Heat Europe strives for the growth of solar heat solutions in Europe through different actions, such as advocating for better regulation or encouraging the EU policymakers to shape a fair context for heating and cooling solutions. With around 50 members in Europe, Solar Heat Europe represents directly or indirectly over 90% of the industry across the value chain
EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, is a non-profit international organisation founded in 1998 to promote the European geothermal industry and enable its development both in Europe and worldwide, by shaping policy, improving business conditions, and driving more research and development.
Based in Brussels, we work with our members on policy, market intelligence, and communication, providing a link between the industry and European institutions. More than 120 members from 28 countries, including developers, equipment manufacturers, electricity providers, national associations, consultants, research centres, geological surveys, and public authorities, make EGEC a unique network, uniting and representing the entire geothermal sector.
COGEN Europe, the European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration, is the cross-sectoral voice of the cogeneration industry. We have over 60 members: 13 national associations and 50 organisations spanning the entire value chain from technology manufacturers and users to consultancies.
COGEN Europe’s mission is to work with EU institutions and stakeholders to shape better policies and eliminate administrative, regulatory and market barriers to the wider use of cogeneration in Europe. We believe a reliable, affordable and climate-friendly energy system can be built with the following collaborative efforts:
- building a robust evidence-base demonstrating the benefits of cogeneration
- using the expertise of its membership
- establishing strong coalitions and partnerships