The European Commission has invited all those interested, from individuals to public institutions, to fill out an online questionnaire and provide their feedback and ideas on its heat pump action plan, aimed at reducing the European Union’s (EU) dependence on natural gas. “We are looking for your feedback on how to strengthen the value chain, develop a communication plan, create a skills partnership, make financing more accessible,” tweeted Ruud Kempener, a member of the staff of European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson.
The online questionnaire on the heat pump action plan is open until August 30. The European Commission said it hopes to get feedback from stakeholders such as citizens, businesses, business associations, consumer groups, national, regional and local authorities, trade unions and employers’ organizations, civil society organizations, and educational, research, and innovation institutions.
The European Commission will take stock of ideas from citizens, businesses, researchers, and academics on how to speed up the heat pump roll-out
Through the online poll, the EU executive will analyze the views, positions, and ideas on barriers to the roll-out of heat pumps in order to identify relevant policy responses, according to an announcement.
The @europeancommission questionnaire on the #heatpump action plan is still open until 30 August!
We want your ideas to strengthen the value chain, develop a communication plan, create a skills partnership, and make financing more accessible.https://t.co/uII2j2cWne
— Ruud Kempener (@EnergyRuud) August 1, 2023
Last year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said the sales of heat pumps would soar to record levels in the coming years as the energy crisis had accelerated their deployment.
Study: Large-scale heat pumps could replace 75% of gas consumed in Germany
According to a recent study, investing in large-scale heat pumps could enable Germany to cover its entire heat demand of up to 200°C, which includes the heating and hot water needs of buildings, but also about one-third of the industrial process heat.
This, according to the study, is equivalent to 75% of the country’s natural gas consumption.