newTRENDs was glad to contribute to the European Climate and Energy Modelling Platform conference (ECEMP) with the project team chairing a newTRENDs session.
There are several options to decarbonise the buildings sector in Europe and beyond, but most of them face high implementation challenges, related to large financial requirements, limited social acceptance, lack of appropriate policy incentives, limited behavioural changes, investors’ short-sightedness etc. This session analyses the key options to decarbonise the EU buildings sector by 2050, including heat pumps, net zero buildings, energy efficiency and hydrogen.
newTRENDS Session Chairs: Songmin Yu & Heike Brugger (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI)
- Net-zero building sector- A European dream or reality? (Souran Chatterjee, Central European University)
- Impact of variable electricity price on heat pump operated buildings (Philipp Mascherbauer, TU-Wien EEG)
- The European residential sector towards net-zero under different sustainable development pathways (Alessio Mastrucci, IIASA)
- System-level Effects of Increased Energy Efficiency in Global Low-carbon Scenarios (Panagiotis Fragkos, E3 Modelling)