Interview with Dina Koepke, Director Governmental Affairs at Emerson
Dina Koepke is the Director Governmental Affairs at Emerson Climate Technologies and Treasurer for the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA). She will participate in the DecarbHeat Forum taking place in Brussels on 11-12 May 2017. Below her point of view about decarbonization in Europe and how the heating, ventilation and air conditioning sector can contribute to achieve the goal.
What is your vision for decarbonising heating and cooling in Europe by 2050?
The transition to a low-carbon heating and cooling sector in Europe should be based on the wide adoption of heat pump as heat generator connected to a smart grid, and powered by a big portion of electricity produced from renewable sources. The role of electrical and fuel cell cars will also be very relevant in the decarbonisation process.
What is your contribution to this vision as stakeholder in your professional environment, but also as individual?
Emerson Climate Technologies provides solutions to increase energy efficiency while containing system costs. We ensure efficiency gains in our factories and suscribe to zero-carbon electricity providers. As individual, I use public transport whenever suitable and drive a hybrid car.
Who do you think is the strongest ally in making your vision of a decarbonised Europe a reality?
I think we have several allies that can contribute to decarbonization in Europe, specially the European Commission and regional legislators, but also component manufacturers (OEMs) and energy-related associations.