Nordic heating and cooling

Nordic approach to EU's Heating and Cooling Strategy

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According to the EU Commission, the heating and cooling sector must sharply reduce its energy consumption and cut its use of fossil fuel in order to meet the EU's climate and energy goals. In the Nordic countries, a lot of effort has already been put to make heat production and consumption energy efficient and to decrease the emissions. To disseminate these experiences and good practices wider in Europe, and to identify further needs for co-operation, this study attempts to identify the common approaches of the Nordic countries towards the EU’s heating and cooling strategy and Winter Package regulation. This report describes the results of the work based on Pöyry’s analysis of the current heating and cooling sector practices and regulation in the Nordic countries, and interviews of the regulators and energy industry representatives from each country.



Nordic views towards EU's heating and cooling policy

The heating and cooling sector in the Nordic countries shares some common approaches and fundamentals of the market, although there is also some variation from country to country. The common approaches towards the proposed regulation have been identified based on the interviews of regulatory bodies and market actors in different countries as well as the country specific market analysis. In many topics, there were somewhat differing views from country to country, and also within a country based on the interviewed persons and the organizations they present. This chapter describes the common and also differing views towards the selected topics. The persons interviewed during this study are presented appendix I. The interviews were carried out only for a selected group of people, and therefore the results are not comprehensive, but rather serve as a starting point for further discussions. Any opinions presented in this chapter are Pöyry’s own interpretations and do not necessarily reflect the views of all Nordic countries and all parties.


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